Mike Goodwin at the Shrine
FFFAIF member Mike Goodwin will be speaking at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance on Friday 13 March.
Mike is the co-ordinator of Mackay North State School’s “Lest We Forget” History Project which has run in the school since 1998 and included five overseas tours to the Great War battlefields by groups of students.
Photo: 2008 Nth Mackay State School tour group in the playground of Victoria Primary School, Villers-Bretonneux. [Mike Goodwin]
If you are in town why not go along and listen to what Mike has to say on the emotional journeys undertaken by young Australians as they connect with their wartime heritage.
For more information on this talk and others at the Shrine of Remembrance click here.
The Families and Friends of the First AIF thanks the Australian, UK and French governments for affording Australian and British soldiers – presently buried in mass graves at Pheasant Wood – dignified individual reburials in a new CWGC cemetery at Fromelles, and applauds Minister Snowdon and his British counterpart, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Veterans, Kevan Jones MP, for their joint decision to DNA test the remains at exhumation and use every reasonable method to attempt identification of each soldier.