House debates

Monday, 20 August 2018

Statements by Members

Remembrance Day

1:43 pm

Photo of Ben MortonBen Morton (Tangney, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Remembrance Day this year has a special significance, marking the centenary of the armistice which ended the First World War. Several Tangney organisations are marking the centenary in special and poignant ways with the help of federal grants. The Aviation Heritage Museum in Bull Creek is an important part of my local community, collecting, conserving and displaying the aeroplanes and artefacts of WA's aviation history. Volunteers will restore a mural in the museum depicting the aircraft of World War I and unveil special plaques recognising the armistice. The museum will also hold a number of public events to involve my local community in this important commemoration. The Applecross RSL will relocate plaques honouring the service of local servicemen and servicewomen to the Applecross RSL hall. This preservation makes sure we continue to have a memorial dedicated to the local residents who have fought for our nation. These projects preserve very important parts of our local history. I encourage everyone in Tangney to reflect on and remember the Australian allied men and women who served our country and what their sacrifice gives us today. Get involved in these community projects and make sure you attend the Remembrance Day services in this very important year.