Remembrance Day 2019

November 8, 2019

On Monday, November 11, Australians will pause to observe Remembrance Day with a minute’s silence to remember our service men and women who have suffered and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien is encouraging everyone in Wide Bay to honour those who have served by wearing a red poppy and paying their respects at 11am.
“Almost two million men and women have proudly worn the uniforms of the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force, to defend our values, secure our freedom and bring peace,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Tragically, more than 102,000 of those men and women died in the pursuit of peace, and their names are today listed on the Australian War Memorial’s Roll of Honour.
“It is through their courage that Australia enjoys security, peace and freedom today.

“I encourage every person in Wide Bay to keep their memory alive, to continue to observe Remembrance Day, and educate the next generation about their service so that these sacrifices are never forgotten and our Defence Force personnel know that their sacrifices are honoured.”

Mr O’Brien will commemorate Remembrance Day at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.


Media Contact:
For Mr O’Brien:  Clementine Norton (07) 4121 2936


In the spirit of Australia, I acknowledge all citizens who contribute to making our nation the greatest on earth.

I acknowledge our defence force personnel, past, present, and emerging, for their service to our nation, and particularly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the defence of Australia.

I also acknowledge the Australian taxpayers who, through their hard work, pay for the infrastructure, health, education, and emergency services that keep our proud nation healthy, safe, and prosperous.