As we gather on the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, we honour those who gave their life to protect this nation.
From the ANZAC spirit forged on the beaches of Gallipoli to conflicts and peacekeeping missions still ongoing across the world, our veterans and current service men and women have made us immensely proud.
To all those who have served our country with distinction, we thank you for upholding the values that make our country such a great place to live.
On Remembrance Day, we take time to reflect on the notion of sacrifice, and we remember those who never returned from their service.
As we lay wreaths at the cenotaphs across our nation, let us not forget the bravery and selflessness of our military.
Growing in the devastation of war, the poppy has come to symbolize remembrance and hope. Red for the blood our soldiers shed, and black for the grief we hold for those who never came back.
Let us continue to honour the values of those who died fighting to protect our nation – loyalty, selflessness, service, sacrifice, and courage.
We will remember them.
Lest we Forget.
Annabelle Cleeland MP,
Member for Euroa