Changes to Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour

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Changes to Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour

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Changes to Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour

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Wednesday 6 March 2013VA018
CHANGES TO AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL ROLL OF HONOUR APPLAUDED
The Council of the Australian War Memorial has today agreed to recognise all members of the Australian Defence Force who have died on operational service, including non-warlike operations, on the Roll of Honour.

Minister for Veteransí Affairs, Warren Snowdon, applauded the decision of the Council and considers it a timely change as we move towards the Centenary of the First World War and pay special tribute to all those who have served their country.

All the names of Defence personnel currently recorded in the Remembrance Book will be added to new bronze panels to be installed on the Roll of Honour wall in the Memorialís commemorative area.

"I am pleased the Council has announced these changes today. The Councilís decision reflects the views and expectations of many in the community on this important issue. This will ensure that those who have served our nation with distinction are properly recognised and I know that this decision will be of special significance for the families involved," Minister Snowdon said.

Media inquiries:
Minister Snowdonís Office: 02 6277 7820
Department of Veteransí Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203
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