Remembrance Day Service
Mr ALISTER HENSKENS (Ku-ring-gai—Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services)—On 11 November each year, Australians in my local and the wider community commemorate the memory of our fallen service men and women. This year, I attended the Remembrance Day Service at the Roseville Memorial Club, which many residents in my local community attend. I was pleased to see many people from Ku-ring-gai attend the Service to honour the memories and sacrifice of the fallen. Two young cadets from Pymble Ladies College delivered the Remembrance Address. Veteran Mike Askey from Turramurra, who is also the RSL Sub Branch Major, recited The Ode. In former years I attended the Wahroonga War Memorial and took some names from the fallen, including Dr Brian Pockely, the first person from Ku-ring-gai to lose his life in World War One. I acknowledge Roseville Memorial Club and President John Whitworth for hosting the commemoration, and all those in attendance. The stories of the men and women who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty will not be forgotten. We will remember them. Lest we forget.