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Remembrance Day only days away

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THE HON DR SHARMAN STONE MP Federal Member for Murray

Thursday 08 Nov 2012

Remembrance Day only days away

Remembrance Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, is this Sunday the 11th of November. It is the 94th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War 1 (1914-18).

Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone encourages people across the local region to pause to remember those who suffered or died during an armed conflict.

“Commemorations are happening right across the electorate this Sunday. It is not only a time to remember the sacrifice of our troops, it is also a time to remember those family members that were left behind”, Sharman Stone said.

“The ceasefire to the First World War was agreed to at 5am on the 11th of November. It came into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

“The peace treaty was signed in a carriage on the private train of French Marshall, Ferdinand Foch, who largely wrote the terms to end the hostilities and Germany’s surrender.

“Remembrance Day is the time when the public stops to recognise a minute’s silence in memory of our brave soldiers, from the First World War through to the present day conflict in Afghanistan.

“I encourage people to buy a poppy to help support the charitable work of the Returned Services League. The Flanders poppy became the flower of remembrance as it was among the first plants to sprout up and grow on the battlefields of France and Belgium after World War 1 ended.

“Remembrance Day is an important day on the Australian calendar” Sharman Stone said. “Lest we forget”.

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