Member for Barker Tony Pasin has presented a 70th anniversary medallion to commemorate the 70th anniversary from the end of World War Two and Ms Marjorie Bruhn’s service during that conflict.
Mr Pasin visited Ms Marjorie Bruhn at her home at Boandik Lodge on Wednesday 10th March.
“This medallion and certificate are symbolic of a way to thank veterans of the largest global conflict of the 20th century” Mr Pasin said.
Ms Marjorie Bruhn was enlisted at 19 years old and stationed at Darley in Victoria and served her nation for three years.
“Barker has a rich Second World War history and is proud to be the home to veterans from this remarkable generation of Australians like Marjorie who served our nation during the Second World War,” Mr Pasin said.
Mr Pasin said that while more than one million Australian men and women fought during the Second World War campaigns, incredibly, around 12,000 veterans who served during the Second World War are still with us today.
“Australia can never fully repay the debt we owe these amazing men and women but, to mark their service, the Federal Government is producing this Commemorative Medallion and Certificate of Commemoration for the remaining living Second World War veterans.”
“I encourage all veterans, or the family members of living veterans on their behalf, to apply to receive a medallion and certificate as a special thank you from a grateful nation for all they have done.”
For more information on how to apply contact Tony Pasin at Tony.Pasin.MP@aph.gov.au or 08 8724 7730.