The efforts of the Launceston RSL Sub-Branch, which is Australia's oldest, are set to be bolstered after a memorandum of understanding was signed by Queensland's and Tasmania's state RSL bodies.
Acting state president for RSL Tasmania Barry Quinn said the group, which was created to provide support to Tasmanian veterans and their families, had been working alongside its Queensland counterparts for several years, and that the signing of a MOU would enable both organisations to clarify exactly what services each group would offer each other.
"They already assist our veterans employment program and provide us with technical support," he said.
"Now we have the ability to engage in other programs as well, and at this stage we are in discussions with them about that."
Secretary of the Launceston Sub-Branch and RSL Director for the North-East Peter Williams said that the agreement would create several full-time positions in the group's welfare area, as well as assist with the supply and implementation of information and communications technologies to its various branches across the state.
The work undertaken by the Launceston RSL is set to be displayed today when members of the community pay respect to the men and women who sacrificed their lives fighting for Australia.
A 45-minute Remembrance Day ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Cenotaph in Royal Park where a crowd of about 300 are expected to gather at 10:30am.
Guest speakers Major Stef Shearer and Senator Peter Whish-Wilson will be joined by politicians, as well as students and teachers from schools within the area.
Premier Peter Gutwein encouraged all Tasmanians to attend one of the many wreath laying ceremonies across the state, wear a poppy in remembrance, or take a moment's silence at 11am to reflect and remember. "Today, we remember those who fought and died for our country, making the ultimate sacrifice to give us the freedoms we enjoy to this day."
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