Remembrance Day is a poignant reminder of the courage and selflessness of those who have given their lives for the freedom and peace we cherish today.
It is our duty to ensure that their sacrifices are never forgotten, and I encourage all South Australians to find a way to meaningfully commemorate Remembrance Day.
I was fortunate to spend time with Berni White yesterday.
As a former paratrooper and commanding officer of 16 Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, Berni deployed to East Timor in 1999, Iraq in 2006, and Afghanistan in 2007, had a four-year-stint as the Military Attaché and a senior accredited Diplomat to the United States, before concluding his service as Military Advisor to the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide Taskforce.
Berni talked to me about his family's proud history of military service, and some of the challenges facing contemporary veterans. You can read more about Berni's story in today's edition of The Advertiser.
To all current and former serving personnel, and their families: thank you for your service.
Lest we forget.