Pause and reflect this Remembrance Day

Bonner residents are encouraged to observe a minute’s silence this Remembrance Day, to reflect on the service and sacrifice of all those Australians who have suffered and died in times of war.

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said it was important to continue the tradition of pausing at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate our fallen.

“For more than a century, Australians have stood together on Remembrance Day to remember the more than 102,000 Australian service personnel who have served or lost their lives in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations,” Mr Vasta said.

“It is one of the most important days of the year for not only our veterans, but for all Australians.

“Across Bonner today, locals and communities are coming together at the various services taking place to observe a minute’s silence in honour of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.”

On Remembrance Day it is a tradition to honour the fallen by wearing a red poppy, the flower that grew in the battlefields of France and Belgium during the First World War.

“Bonner has a proud history of military service and I encourage all members of our community to buy and wear a poppy this Remembrance Day. Buying a poppy from your nearest RSL sub-branch makes a difference to their work supporting our local veterans.”

Australians are also able to access commemorative resources for Remembrance Day, including stories from those who served, from the Anzac Portal.