A great initiative by Ararat RSL Sub-Branch who have been funding and conducting the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Awards for local youths in the area. Ararat RSL has kindly donated in excess of $750 every year over the last decade, which has allowed Ararat Legacy Inc to hold regional finals for students from Ararat and Marian Colleges! Well done Ararat RSL for your support to the local youth in your community and for your charitable service to those who truly need a helping hand in Ararat!
A heartfelt tribute to a local hero. Mt Evelyn RSL Sub-Branch recently honoured Ray Moore, an Australian digger who was killed on patrol during the Vietnam War. The Sub-Branch held a service in his honour at the Mount Evelyn War Memorial to mark 50 years since his death. Ray was only 23 when he passed defending our country and its a wonderful initiative from Mt Evelyn RSL to remember his legacy and sacrifice. #lestweforget.
This Sunday (18 August) is Vietnam Veterans’ Day. In communities across Australia veterans will gather to remember mates and share memories of service and we’ll pay our respects to all those men and women who served in Vietnam.
As Minister for Corrections I recently sat-down with Aussie Veterans to discuss education and employment reintegration supports available to veterans. I’m committed to ensuring veteran prisoners have access to the full range of programs and supports available within our corrections system. ... See MoreSee Less
Since 1945, August 15 has been known throughout Australia as Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day. But what does this mean? VP Day commemorates Japan’s acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender, and for Australians, this meant that WWII was finally over.
When then prime minister Ben Chifley announced Japan’s surrender jubilation erupted in the streets. Prime minister Ben Chifley said, "Fellow citizens, the war is over ... let us remember those whose lives were given that we may enjoy this glorious moment and may look forward to a peace which they have won for us." #lestweforget #wewillrememberthem