People lay wreaths and poppies at 11am today in Capricornia for Remembrance Day.
People lay wreaths and poppies at 11am today in Capricornia for Remembrance Day. Peter Holt

Landry urges Capricornia to "Lest We Forget" at 11am today

CAPRICORNIA'S Federal Member Michelle Landry is urging the region to take time out at 11am today to mark Remembrance Day.

Ms Landry will not be attending services in the region as she will be attending the service at the National War Memorial in Canberra.

"Each November at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Australia pays tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations since World War I," Ms Landry said.

"Wherever you might find yourself at 11 o'clock this morning (Monday), I encourage you to take a minute to reflect on the efforts of current and ex-service personnel."

Capricornia has a proud history of military service and remains a strategic military training area for countries like Australia, the United States and Singapore.

"Much time has passed, but the nation still owes a great debt to those who fought and to those who died in conflicts like World War One, World War Two, Vietnam, the Korean War, Iraq and more recently Afghanistan," Ms Landry said.

"We know that here in Central Queensland there are local families still hurting from the loss of a loved one - courageous Australian military personnel - who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan. Our thoughts are with them."

For more information on Remembrance Day and access to audio files of the Last Post and Australian National Anthem visit www.dva.gov.au/remembranceday.htm



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