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AUSTRALIA’S FALLEN PEACEKEEPERS HONOURED
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Warren Snowdon has congratulated the Australian War Memorial for recognising the service and sacrifice of Australia’s Peacekeepers on the Honour Roll.
The Australian War Memorial Council decided earlier this year to include the names of Australian Peacekeepers who have died in the line of duty on the Honour Roll.
The unveiling of the new Peacekeepers panel on the Honour Roll, ensures that those 48 Australians who have died preserving peace and defending civilian lives in countries ravaged by conflict are properly recognised.
This is a significant step for the Australian War Memorial, and it will be welcomed by the families of those 48 Peacekeepers whose names are now inscribed beside those Australians who have died at war.
“I applauded the War Memorial Council’s decision earlier this year, and I am proud that the new panels have been unveiled today,” Mr Snowdon said.
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