Cer­tifi­cates of Ap­pre­ci­a­tion

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Cer­tifi­cates of Ap­pre­ci­a­tion are awarded to lo­cal vet­er­ans who served in over­seas wars, con­flicts and peace op­er­a­tions dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, Viet­nam War, Aus­tralian Ser­vice from 1945-1975, Aus­tralian Ser­vice since 1975 and Peace Op­er­a­tions. They are also avail­able to civil­ians and those who served in de­fence forces or on the home front dur­ing the Sec­ond World War.

The cer­tifi­cates are a way of ex­press­ing the na­tion’s grat­i­tude to those who have served in the de­fence forces or on the home front in the Sec­ond World War or in wars, con­flicts and peace op­er­a­tions over­seas since.

We should be proud of our fine his­tory of ser­vice in Aus­tralia’s de­fence forces in Mitchell.

While many thou­sands of Aus­tralians have had their con­tri­bu­tions recog­nised through cer­tifi­cates since 1995 – vet­er­ans and oth­ers such as Red Cross and civil aid work­ers who di­rectly sup­ported Aus­tralia’s ef­forts in con­flicts over­seas have not yet been recog­nised.

Th­ese cer­tifi­cates pro­vide tan­gi­ble recog­ni­tion of the ef­forts of the many Aus­tralian vet­er­ans who have served our na­tion.

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