By Senior Constable Nigel Allsop
The Queensland Police Service memorial is a focal point for our fallen comrades and an inspiration and grieving point for many, especially on Remembrance Day each year on 29 September. To recognise the sacrifices of our comrades, We rightly honour them by displaying their individual names on our Service’s memorial.
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A limited edition war dog coin set is available from SBA Precious Metals that commemorate Australian War Dogs. Ten dollars from the sale of each set is donated to AWAMO. Please take a look at the website where they are available for purchase, click greatsouthernlandcollectables.com.au/
After the perquisite wait of 60 days or community feed back, the Toowoomba city council have approved the Australian War Animal Memorial site to be located at Mothers Memorial site 2B.
The Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation (AWAMO) raises awareness of the bravery shown by animals in military by erecting memorials.
Throughout history, in war and in peacetime, animals and people have worked alongside each other. As beasts of burden, messengers, protectors, mascots, and friends, the war animals have demonstrated true valour and an enduring partnership with humans. The bond is unbreakable, their sacrifice great – we honour the animals of war.
The initial aim of the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation is to promote the establishment of War Animal plaques at Parks, RSLs or local and Federal government sites.
The main aim is to establish a permanent War Animal Monument for all Queenslanders to view in Brisbane city. This will act as a focal point for all Queenslanders to honour the contributions animals have made to our Nation.
It is a volunteer none-profit organization made up of community members from diverse backgrounds that have the like-minded aim to recognize the deeds of animals during Australian military service and to educate generations to follow of the sacrifices of four legged diggers have made.
Military service is defined by the AWAMO as peace or war operations or employment. War Animals are defined by the AWAMO as any animal breed used by the ADF or used in ADF service.