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Army November 22, 2012
MORE than 3800 people attended
the Remembrance Day ceremony
at the Australian War Memorial on
November 11, hundreds more than last
The crowd gathered to remember
lives lost in war, including the nine sol-
diers killed since October 2011 whose
names were unveiled on the Roll of
The commemorative address was
delivered by CDF Gen David Hurley,
who thanked the families of soldiers
killed for their sacrifices.
"The brass plaques inside the memo-
rial may dull, but we know that your
memories do not," he told the crowd.
"You remind us that today's cer-
emony is not only about generations
past but about our generation.
"These men conducted themselves
professionally, performed demanding
and testing jobs well and represented
Australia with pride. They have earned
their place among their forebears in the
Roll of Honour."
Thousands share a moment's silence
These men have
place among their
forebears in the
Roll of Honour.
-- Gen David Hurley,
Chief of Defence Force
Lest we forget: CDF Gen David Hurley lays a wreath during the Remembrance
Day Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra November 11.
Photo by LAC Bill Solomou
Memories: David and Mary McCarthy (top), the parents of Sig Sean McCarthy who was killed on Op
Slipper in Afghanistan, lay a wreath at the stone of remembrance at Al Minhad Air Base. Inset left,
Personnel deployed on Op Anode hold a service in Honiara. Inset right, troops deployed to East Timor on
Op Astute hold their service at Camp Phoenix.
Photos by Sgt William Guthrie, LCpl Matthew Bickerton and Leut-Cmdr Darren Mallett
The Governor-General Quentin Bryce
and Prime Minister Julia Gillard laid
wreaths in honour of the fallen at the
Stone of Remembrance and in the Hall of
Memory, while 102 students laid a poppy
each to represent the 102,000 servicemen
and women killed in war.
The Triservice Guard of Honour,
mounted by Australia's Federation Guard
and accompanied by the RMC Band,
paid tribute to those troops who had not
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