Australians have been asked to mark Remembrance Day at 11am on Tuesday, November 11.
“On Remembrance Day I ask the people of Page wherever they are to pause for one minute’s silence to remember and honour the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in wars and conflicts,” the Member for Page, Janelle Saffin, said.
“I will be observing the minute’s silence here in Parliament.
“We are regularly reminded of the sacrifice that is evident in the lists of names on the many war memorials and honour rolls in our local cities, towns, village halls and schools right across Page and our nation.
“As well as observing a minute’s silence, Australians can pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate price in serving our country by buying a red poppy from the local RSL as a symbol of remembrance.
“Red Flanders poppies grew amidst the devastation of the battlefields of the Western Front, and since 1921 the wearing of a poppy has been a symbol that we have not forgotten those who died in service to our nation.”
Ms Saffin said that November 11 this year marks 90 years since the armistice that marked the end of the First World War.
“This is the day that we are reminded of the true meaning of ‘Lest We Forget’,” she said.