Taking time to remember
This Sunday, I will be attending the Centenary Commemoration of Remembrance Day at the Maitland Park Cenotaph.
Remembrance Day is an extremely important day in Australia and around the world. It’s about remembering those who died or suffered in all wars and conflicts, with this year of even greater significance as we commemorate a Centenary of Armistice. The signing of the Armistice took place on 11 November 1918 and meant the end of the Great War, which was the most devastating war the world had seen and to this day, remains our most costly conflict.
Remembrance Day has become extremely important to so many people and it gives us the opportunity to reflect on the 100,000 Australians and millions more globally, who have lost their lives in conflict.
To mark Remembrance Day, and the hundred years it’s been since the end of World War One, I really encourage communities, organisations and workplaces to commemorate the event. You are more than welcome to come to Maitland Park from 10.30am and pay your respects.
For me, it’s really important that we reflect and pay tribute to those who served so I will be there on Sunday and I hope to see you too. Lest we forget.
Foreign Film Nights
On Thursday night from 7.00pm I will be attending the first of three Foreign Film Nights, which are happening at The Riverlink. This is a great initiative from Council and is part of this season’s Going Global theme at The Levee. I don’t know of anything else quite like it, so I’m excited to share another wonderful evening watching the film in the company of friends.
If you’re interested in attending, don’t forget to bring your own chair and make sure you grab some dinner beforehand from one of the many great restaraunts at The Levee. To find out more about the films, you can follow the event on Facebook here.