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Sharing our war stories
As Remembrance Day draws closer many will be reflecting on the centenary of the First World War. This is a historical milestone, but also a clear time to reflect on how wars have shaped our place in the world. What have we learnt as a nation and what is holding us back.
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A remembrance breakfast will be held to honour this day, and also give people the opportunity to gather for a time of reflection. A time to acknowledge our Veterans, past and present.
The Repat Foundation will host the Remembrance Business Breakfast entitled The Centenary of the First World War and Telling Our Story.
It will commence at 7.00am at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Special guest speaker will be the Honourable Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial. Special guest speaker this year is the Honorable Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial Museum. Dr Nelson will share his experiences as the Australian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg from 2009–2012, where Dr Nelson forged deep links with the communities of Flanders, where almost 13,000 Australians lost their lives during the First World War. He will speak about the importance of remembering and documenting our history and sharing our war story.
Tickets are $65.00(inc GST) per person and $650.00 (inc Gst) per table of ten. Register for this event here
The sharing of stories about those who went to war, the impact it had and continues to have on our country, are valuable historically and as part of our national psyche. This touches on what it means to be Australian and our place in the world.