Weekly war trib­ute poll pledge

Sunday Herald Sun - - Front Page - TOM MINEAR

A SPE­CIAL cer­e­mony would be held at the Shrine of Re­mem­brance ev­ery week to com­mem­o­rate Vic­to­ria’s war he­roes if La­bor is re-elected.

On Re­mem­brance Day, a cen­tury since the end of World War I, Pre­mier Daniel An­drews will to­day an­nounce plans for a weekly Last Post Cer­e­mony at Mel­bourne’s Shrine, ac­knowl­edg­ing the men and women on the Roll of Hon­our.

It would mir­ror a daily cer­e­mony held at the Aus­tralian War Me­mo­rial in Can­berra that al­lows vet­er­ans, their fam­i­lies, school stu­dents and the pub­lic to pay their re­spects to Dig­gers.

“Our vet­er­ans have al­ways been there for us and we’ll al­ways be there for them,” Mr An­drews told the Sun­day Her­ald Sun.

The gov­ern­ment is also vow­ing to pro­vide $1 mil­lion for the Viet­nam Vet­er­ans As­so­ci­a­tion to help sup­port its mem­bers.

A fur­ther $200,000 would be spent on the Na­tional Viet­nam Vet­er­ans Mu­seum on Phillip Is­land, where stu­dents can learn about the con­flict that claimed the lives of 521 Aus­tralians. PEACE SO BIT­TER­SWEET, P32-33, AN­DREW RULE, P34

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