From: Defence Media
Sent: Thu 7/05/2015 11:16 AM
Army introduces Remembrance Pin
The Australian Army has today introduced the Army Remembrance Pin to commemorate the valued service of members who have died while in the Army; during both times of peace and war, since 3 September 1945.
Speaking at the Australian War Memorial, Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO, highlighted the need to remember their contribution.
“In appreciation of the men and women who have died while in the service of our nation, we have introduced the Army Remembrance Pin to acknowledge and commemorate their contribution to our Army,” Lieutenant General Morrison said.
“This Pin is gifted to the families of deceased members as a symbol of their ongoing connection with the Australian Army.”
“Our Army is built on history, traditions and the service of those who have come before us. The Pin is intended as a family keepsake to be handed down through the generations to ensure the memory of the member and their service continues.”
The Army Remembrance Pin continues the tradition of the Mothers’ and Widows’ badges distributed to the loved ones of World War One and Two veterans who were killed in action, or who died of wounds on active service or after discharge.
The Pin will be available to eligible family members of Army members who have died while in service, both domestically and on operations, since the conclusion of World War Two.
The face of the Pin displays the Rising Sun Badge above two sprigs of laurel and is surrounded by the words In memory of their dedicated service.
Applications for the Pin can now be submitted. Further information, including eligibility requirements and the application process is available at: www.army.gov.au/Army-life/Honours-and-Awards/Army-Remembrance-pin
Imagery of the Army Remembrance Pin will be available at: http://images.defence.gov.au/S20150913
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