NA­TION TO PAUSE IN RE­MEM­BRANCE OF WAR SAC­RI­FICE

Warwick Daily News - - NATION -

ONE hun­dred years ago they thought they had seen the ‘war to end all wars’.

To­mor­row Aus­tralia’s lead­ers will gather at the Na­tional War Memo­rial, which is now be­ing ex­panded to fit in all the many other wars fought since. Ar­mistice Day 1918 was the end of the Great War, now known as World War I. To­mor­row, Prime Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son and Op­po­si­tion Leader Bill Shorten will ad­dress a crowd at the Na­tional War Memo­rial.

Min­is­ter for Vet­er­ans’ Af­fairs Dar­ren Ch­ester hopes all Australians take part in a minute’s si­lence at 11am to­mor­row to re­mem­ber the more than 60,000 sol­diers who never re­turned from World War I, as well as those cur­rently serv­ing.

Out­side Par­lia­ment House in Can­berra Mar­garet Knight and Lynn Berry have pro­duced a stun­ning Re­mem­brance Day trib­ute with their 5000 Pop­pies project. The 800 sqm dis­play con­tains about 270,000 hand­crafted pop­pies which have been lov­ingly made by in­di­vid­u­als across Aus­tralia and over­seas.

Pic­ture: KYM SMITH

Schoolchil­dren Clay Bar­ton, Ai­den Makem, Aysha Sa­jid and Annabell Wake­field at the launch of the Fore­court poppy dis­play

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