On 11 November, I was honoured to join members of the Kew RSL Club and the local community to lay a wreath at the Kew War Memorial in commemoration of the centenary of the Armistice and to honour the two million men and women who have served in the Australian Defence Force over the past century.
From a population of around 4.5 million, some 416,000 Australians enlisted for service in the Great War – more than 60,000 would never return. Tragically, today more than 102,000 names are listed on the Australian War Memorial’s Roll of Honour and it is important we remember their service and sacrifice.
In this final year of the Anzac Centenary, it is important to pay tribute to those who served in the First World War and all who have served and died for Australia with honour in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Lest We Forget.