Modanville Public School students Katie O’Neill, 12, and Jaeden Ogston, 11, observe Remembrance Day at home with their families.
Modanville Public School students Katie O’Neill, 12, and Jaeden Ogston, 11, observe Remembrance Day at home with their families. The Northern Star

Remembering heroes who fought for our freedom

THE Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin, is encouraging all Australians to observe Remembrance Day today with a minute’s silence to pay respect to those who died and suffered in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

“Pausing for one minute of our day to remember those who didn’t return home to their loved ones is a small gesture to honour their sacrifice,” Mr Griffin said.

“They have ensured our safety and secured our freedom. I encourage all Australians to wear a red poppy from their local RSL Sub-branch to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Modanville Public School students, Katie O’Neill, 12, and Jaeden Ogston, 11, said they observed Remembrance Day at home. They and their families recognise the sacrifices paid in the many arenas of war.

Some of those sacrifices are still apparent today. Both said that we should never forget.

This year is the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day, the anniversary of cessation of World War I hostilities at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

At the end of WWII, it was renamed Remembrance Day, honouring all Australian war dead.
It is also 92 years since the Battle of Fromelles.

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