BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE RECEPTION 15 November 2015
The Hon Ted Baillieu and Mrs Baillieu
Lady Cowen AM
MAJGEN Jeffrey Rosenfeld AM OBE KStJ, Patron in Chief
Mr Jack Smorgon AO, Patron
Mr Ben Hirsh, Immediate Past President and Life Member
Mrs Ruby Grose, Life Member
Mr Simon Bloomer, President Carry On (Victoria)
Mr John Poland, President & Mr Peter Holz, VP TPI Ex-servicemen & Women Vic
Mr Bob Larkin, President Caulfield RSL
Mr Gary March, Chair Friends Elwood RSL
MAJ Mike Wells
Mr David Marlow, Executive Director, JCCV
Ms Jennifer Huppert, President, JCCV
Mrs Rysia Rozen OAM, President National Council of Jewish Women Australia
Ms Brenda Segal, JNF
Mrs Margaret Pagone, The King David School
Bereaved Families of WWI and WWII
Bereaved Families from the last 12 months
Ladies and Gentlemen
During Remembrance week each year, we join together in solemn, silent reflection as we remember the tragedies of WWI and WWII with the untimate sacrifice made by those who served there, and in other armed conflicts which our Nation has been engaged. This morning, we have paused and remembered with grateful thanks, and determined that our fallen will never be forgotten.
This year we have honoured their memories in a way not seen in our community since 1947 when the historic WWII Memorial was unveiled at the Melbourne General Cemetery, and before that in 1924 when the original WWI Memorial was unveiled by Sir John Monash. Our very own Jeffrey Rosenfeld has today followed in the steps of Monash by unveiling the twin of the historic Memorial in Carlton, for our Community.
Please charge your glasses and be upstanding if you can. I propose a toast to our association formed in 1929, to all our current and past Patrons, Presidents and Office Bearers, members not well enough to be with us today and to those departed. To VAJEX Australia and absent friends.