A GRATEFUL NATION – DEFENCE FORCE CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION
Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien is inviting defence force veterans who served overseas in Australia’s Defence Forces from the Second World War on, and those who served on the home front during the Second World War, to apply for a Certificate of Appreciation from the Australian Government.
“The Saluting Their Service Commemorative Program is making the Certificates of Appreciation available as a way of expressing the nation’s gratitude to those who served,” Mr O’Brien said.
“Certificates of Appreciation will be issued to veterans who served overseas in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations, or to those who provided logistics support in Vietnam, or served on the home front during World War II.”
The Certificates of Appreciation are designed primarily for living veterans to express the nation’s gratitude for their service.
While family members can apply on behalf of eligible veterans who are deceased, certificates will not be issued on behalf of Boer War or First World War veterans.
National Servicemen who served overseas in eligible conflicts and operations, including Vietnam, and Reserve personnel who served in one of the Peacekeeping Operations theatres are eligible for a Certificate of Appreciation for that service.
“I encourage all eligible veterans to apply for their Certificate of Appreciation.”
“Australia is grateful for their service, and this is a small way of showing the nation’s appreciation for their contributions which have secured our freedom,” Mr O’Brien said.