Book of Remembrance Reception
David Howell is a Melbourne based historian, author and tour guide. Growing up with the stories of the war in New Guinea by his grandfather, David has made over 40 crossings of the famous Kokoda Track along with visiting most of the major battlefields in PNG. David spent the last five years working at the Shrine of Remembrance where he created their journal Remembrance. He is a serving member of the Army Reserve and has deployed on peacekeeping operations. David is also currently the Hon Secretary of the 39th Australian Infantry Battalion. David will be speaking on the Kokoda Campaign.
Date: Sunday, 12 November 2017
Bookings: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
$30 per person & sit where you wish
Note: Service and Ex-service members are complimentary.
Please make cheques payable to: VAJEX Australia
PO Box 2121
Moorabbin, Victoria 3189
Account Name: VAJEX Australia
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB: 063 303
Account No: 10047068
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Join us for our annual social get-together and enjoy a delicious meal with desserts and an entertaining guest speaker. The new buffet style milchig reception with open seating has resolved two important issues. The cost has come down considerably and you can sit where you like.
VAJEX Australia extends condolences to all bereaved families on the loss of their loved one and wishes long life and you should have only simchas. We are committed to honouring our fallen, whether the loss occurred while in service or after returning home from service.
Our volumes of the Books of Remembrance exist as one means of remembrance. A page is dedicated to all our fallen and one page is generated for each service or ex-service person. Families assist with providing the details and each page is uploaded on our website for family and friends to view at any time.
The Pages for our fallen from the last 12 months are dedicated each year at the Remembrance Reception. We invite family members to join us to place the page in the Book and light a candle to memory of their loved one. Any family member can be appointed to do this, or a VAJEX Australia representative can do it on your behalf while you are standing by.
Donations are appreciated to help further the vital role that VAJEX Australia plays in the Jewish community. We are all volunteers who feel privileged to give of our time to care for our veterans and their families and we exist only by the donations of generous people.
We would like to encourage families to further honour the memory of their loved one by joining our association as non-service members. We must have new members supporting us to keep VAJEX Australia viable. You can help do this in a very real way with ongoing membership.
~ We were there when our country needed us ~
~ Now VAJEX Australia is here to honour the memories of our fallen ~