National Campaign recognising Defence Members & First Responders Killed-In-Service

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A National Campaign to personalise the sacrifice of Defence Members and First Responders Killed-In-Service 

KIS 4 KIS
Keep it Simple 4 Killed-In-Service

Story telling is important to our nation and we do this through our honours and awards system. We award medals to athletes to celebrate their sporting achievements and to those who have contributed services to our nation in academia, community service etc...to State of Origin footballers ....to people who have undertaken charitable service. We award medals and citations to Defence members: to tell the story on their medal sets of where they served, if they served in combat or were recognised for specific service (commendation clasp/medal) and how long they served. We give medals to those who have excelled in administration or raised money for Veterans programs. We award families a remembrance pin, and rightly so, to honour their support given to their loved ones who have died in service. We give bravery medals to those who have faced death and lived, we hail them heroes. But for those who serve our nation and our people, both overseas and at home, in response to emergencies and who are Killed-In-Service, we do not officially personalise their sacrifice which is what this campaign proposes.

A national campaign for the recognition of Defence Members and First Responders Killed-In-Service. The award of a Killed-in-Service (KIS) clasp on their campaign or service medal as appropriate, to complete their story of their individual service and sacrifice. 

The story of service and sacrifice is important. 

__________________CALL for ACTION ______________________________ 

Please write to the Minister to express your support and include a return address for a response.

The Hon. Darren Chester MP
Minister of Veteran Affairs
Email: darren.chester.mp@aph.gov.au

Cc:
Andrew Laming MP
Australian Government (LNP)
Email: andrew.laming.mp@aph.gov.au

Luke Gosling MP
Australian Labor Party
Email: Luke.Gosling.MP@aph.gov.au

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This campaign was the initiative of Warrant Officer Class 1 Kerry Danes, to honour fallen comrades in the Australian Defence Force and First Responders who have been Killed-In-Service. 

Why the Wattle?
The wattle is our national floral emblem linked to the Australian Bravery Association, the Order of Australia awards system and the highest office of the land - our Governor General, so it holds an appropriately prestigious place in the life of our nation. 



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