Remembrance Day

19 November 2020

Mr ALISTER HENSKENS (Ku-ring-gai) (20:05:15): Since the end of World War I Australians have paused to reflect and pay tribute to our servicemen and women on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. With this year's Anzac Day commemorations cancelled due to the pandemic, it was particularly meaningful for the veteran community to see Remembrance Day gatherings take place last week due to the one‑off exemption on outdoor gatherings. I was able to attend the Remembrance Day Service at the Roseville Memorial Club, along with the member for Davidson, the Hon. Jonathan O'Dea. Although the service was much smaller this year, it was wonderful to see our community come together to commend the memory of our fallen. I acknowledge the Roseville Memorial Club and thank President John Whitworth for hosting the ceremony. I pay a special mention to Lieutenant Colonel Ken Broadhed, Major Mike Askey and World War II Royal Australian Air Force veteran Tony Adams, who were present. Their stories can never be forgotten. Lest We Forget.