November 9, 2022

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien is encouraging everyone in Wide Bay to honour those who have served our nation, by wearing a poppy and paying their respects at 11am on Remembrance Day, this Friday, November 11.

“This Remembrance Day marks the 104th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War, during which more than 300,000 Australians served overseas and more than 60,000 people lost their lives,” Mr O’Brien said.

“On the 11th day of the 11th month at 11am, we pause to remember them and to honour the two million men and women who have served in the defence, protection, and safe keeping of our nation, and particularly the 102,000 Australians who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 1914, giving their lives for our freedom.”

“We remember those fallen today, and every Remembrance Day, as it is through their bravery and courage that Australia is a safe and secure nation, and all Australians are able to enjoy our peaceful way of life. 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 their sacrifices are never forgotten.”

“For many veterans and their families, Remembrance Day can be a difficult time and it is important to acknowledge the work of individuals and service organisations that support and advocate for our veterans and their families.”

“By buying a poppy from one of Wide Bay’s RSL sub-branches, you can show that you honour the sacrifices made, and support the RSL’s work providing assistance and care for our local veterans.”

Commemorative resources for Remembrance Day, including stories from those who served, are available from the Anzac Portal: 

Mr O’Brien will commemorate Remembrance Day at the Murgon RSL Service.


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.