Recognise my son and other fallen peacekeepers equally
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Recognise my son and other fallen peacekeepers equally

    1. Avril Clark
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      Avril Clark

      PERTH, Australia

My son Jamie was killed in a peacekeeping operation just after his 21st birthday. But the War Memorial Council is refusing to put his name on the honour roll because he didn’t die “at war”. 

Jamie was always independent. He told me when he was four that he wanted to be in the army -- and there was no changing his mind.

I worried so much about him, but he always used to say to me, “Mum, I trained to be a soldier, and that means a little danger now and then. I can live with that.”

Our last time to see our beloved Jamie was on 14th January 2005 at Perth airport. Two months later, he was killed searching for hidden militia weapons in the Solomon Islands. 

We’ve only ever been given a badge in recognition -- but I don’t want a badge, I want the 48 peacekeepers to be honoured like they deserve.

It would mean so much to our family, a recognition that he mattered and that he lost his life as a soldier on duty serving his country just like the other names on the War Memorial. He may not have been in a war zone, but he was a SOLDIER.

Please sign my petition, and ask the War Memorial to allow my son and other peacekeepers to be recognised equally on the honour roll.

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    • Megan Roberts RIVERSIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • 8 months ago

      I have lost 12 of my friends on peace keeping or humanitarian missions. I would like to remember them like I do my friends who have died in a way zone. They were all 'serving', when they died. Makes no difference in what theatre they died in.

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    • Kerrie Stevens BOWEN, AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      Our Defence Force is still active in defending our freedom even in times of "peace keeping" let us hope that we Never have to add the name of a soldier killed in times of WAR to this wall ever again. My son is a soldier and Airlie am immensely proud of his decision to choose to defend Australians as his career.

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    • Leanne Coy AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Becouse it is the right thing and should have been done long ago.

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    • Glen Cooper ARMIDALE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Its right to reognise all service men and women that die in our countries name.

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    • rose rettrew KEARNS, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      because every soldier has dedicated themselves to their country and should be on the honor roll!

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