11 November 2016
Gold Coast MP Steven Ciobo has encouraged local residents to honour Remembrance Day and remember every Australian who has made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation.
“Remembrance Day on 11 November 2016 marks 98 years since the Armistice was signed, ending the First World War,” Mr Ciobo said.
“I encourage all Gold Coasters to pause for one minute’s silence at 11am and to wear a red poppy in memory of our servicemen and women who have lost their lives fighting for our freedom in both World Wars and in all theatres of war and conflict.
“On Remembrance Day we honour more than 102,000 Australians who have died serving our country.
“It is important we keep their memory alive and educate the next generation about their service and sacrifice.
Support for veterans
Remembrance Day can provoke strong emotions in many veterans. The Veterans and Veterans’ Families Counselling Service (VVCS) provides free specialist counselling services, crisis support and online resources to veterans and their families. Veterans who may be finding this time of year difficult are encouraged to contact VVCS.
Veterans and Veterans’ Families Counselling Service (VVCS) – 1800 011 046
VVCS can be reached 24 hours a day across Australia for crisis support and free and confidential counselling.
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