Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy is encouraging our communities to take a moment to remember our fallen soldiers, men and women who have fought for our country in conflicts near and far.
Mr McCurdy hopes coming out of Covid we see strong turn outs at Remembrance Day services in each and every town to remember those who served.
“Remembrance Day signifies a poignant time for our local veterans, their families and communities,” he said.
“Every year at 11am on November 11, we remember those men and women who have died or suffered in all wars, conflicts and peace keeping operations,” Mr McCurdy said.
Mr McCurdy asked local residents to pay their respects this Thursday by pausing at 11am, whether they be attending a service, at work or at home.
“Our country communities have made immense contributions to war efforts and suffered hardships and tragedy because of those contributions. It is important that we acknowledge such sacrifices.”
Mr McCurdy has visited many battlefields where Australians have served. From the Burma Railway to the Western Front in France and walking the Kokoda track in 2017, he said “every single one of these experiences leaves you with a sense of pride knowing others gave up so much.”