Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging the community to pay their respects to Australia’s servicemen and servicewomen and observe a minute’s silence at 11am this Sunday, November 11, marking 100 years since the First World War Armistice.
This Sunday is the Centenary of the Armistice, when, after four brutal years of warfare, a peace settlement was reached.
“At 11am on November 11, 1918, fighting was suspended and there were huge celebrations across the world,” Ms Cooke said. “This Sunday, November 11, 2018, our community will come together again to reflect on the events which shaped our history.”
The First World War remains Australia’s most devastating war, resulting in 60,000 deaths and 156,000 wounded, gassed or captured.
NSW Veterans Affairs Minister David Elliott said that this year, our nation would pause and remember all those who died in the Great War, Second World War and in all conflicts since.
“This Sunday I encourage everyone, no matter where you are, to take a minute to pause and commemorate brave servicemen and servicewomen from every country who lost their lives in war and armed conflicts,” Mr
Visit https://www.centenaryofanzac.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/ to find out how you can commemorate Remembrance Day in your area.