Today on Remembrance Day, we honour the many Australian servicemen and women who lost their lives in service to our country. We will respect all the members of the armed forces with a minute of silence at 11am.
The Armistice was signed at 5am in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiegne, France on November 11, 1918. The minute of silence is meant as a tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for their country, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the guns of Europe fell silent.
Under the theme Always Was, Always Will Be, NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week will be held nationally from the 8th to the 15th of November 2020. The celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself. Find out more about the origins and history of NAIDOC Week at https://www.naidoc.org.au/about/history.
GeersSullivan has a long and proud history of working closely with many Indigenous Corporations in Western Australia to help them achieve greater financial insight, so they are in a better position to allocate funding to their programs and create further positive impact for their community.