Remembrance Day 2019 in Monash

Today (11 November) Monash observed Remembrance Day with services in Glen Waverley, Oakleigh and Clayton.

11 November marks the anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War (1914-1918).

Mayor Shane McCluskey attended the Glen Waverley Service, which was held at the Cenotaph on Bogong Avenue and was led by MC Mike Black, Waverley RSL Vice President, with a moving address by Waverley RSL President George Cooney who spoke about the need for greater recognition and support for the men and women who return home with mental health challenges and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from their deployments and service for our country.

This service was also attended by Mount Waverley MP Matt Fregon, students from Wheelers Hill Secondary College and Wesley College and police members from Glen Waverley. Student representatives read the poem In Flanders Field and The Victory Emblem, which explains the origin of the poppy as the symbol of remembrance of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

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