In the lead up to Remembrance Day, The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie is highlighting the Constituent Request Program that allows RSLs and community groups to obtain official Australian flags free of charge for use in their commemorative services.
“On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, communities across Victoria will hold commemorative services to mark the anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War,” Senator McKenzie said.
“This year I attended the ANZAC Day dawn service in Ypres, Belgium and reflected on the contribution of the sons and daughters of regional communities around the world to World War I.
“On Remembrance Day it is important Victorians pause and recognise the efforts of our armed services – not only those of the First World War but in memory of all of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.”
The Constituent Request Program allows RSLs and community groups to ensure that they have an appropriate Australian flag suitable for use on occasions such as commemorative services.
“Any communities in need of a new flag for their commemorative service can access one through my office at no cost,” said Senator McKenzie.
There are a range of flag sizes available for display. The National Flag, the Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag are all available.
To request a flag, contact Senator McKenzie’s electorate office on 03 5441 4251.