Council encourages community to reflect
  • Monday 10 November 2008

Sunshine Coast Regional Council encourages everyone to pause for a minutes silence at 11.00am on 11 November to commemorate Remembrance Day.

This year marks the 90th anniversary of a moment in history when armistice brought an end to four years of hostility and destruction and nations around the world celebrated the return of peace.

“Wherever you are at 11.00am stand in memory, honour and respect of the lives lost in wars and conflicts,” Cr Abbot said.

“The sacrifice of those who have died fighting to protect our freedom and way of life should never leave our minds.

“More importantly our younger generations must never lose sight and understanding of the significance of this commemoration.

“We must also stop and think about the Australian men and women in our defence force who are currently serving overseas and in particular those who have lost their lives”.

Everyone can pay tribute to those who have died in war by placing a single poppy flower on your local memorial or at the foot of your local Roll of Honour.

For your nearest Remembrance Day service visit your RSL Sub Branch, local newspaper or www.rslqld.org.