Victorians Remember Our Veterans

Victorians will today remember the servicemen and women who have served at war to protect our great nation.

At schools, homes and workplaces around the State, communities will mark Remembrance Day by observing a minute’s silence, and by buying a poppy from the volunteers that collect annually for the RSL Remembrance Day Poppy Appeal.

Remembrance Day is an opportunity for all Victorians to reflect on the bravery of Australia’s veterans.

We remember the sacrifice of all Australians who have served our country and we preserve their stories for future generations.

As we go about our lives, it’s important that we all take a moment to reflect on the courageous Victorians who fought for the freedom we enjoy today – and never forget their contribution to our country.

Victorians will pay their respects at services in local communities around our State, as well as at the Victorian State Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance.

This year, the Victorian Government will acknowledge Remembrance Day by suspending Parliament until 2.00pm, allowing Members of Parliament to attend local services.

2015 marks the centenary anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, when Australia’s sons and daughters answered the call and served their country.

Their memory lingers in photographs and diaries treasured by loved ones.

Their names are displayed proudly, carved in community cenotaphs in our suburbs and towns.

We will remember them.