12 November 2020
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the World War II.
The Department of Veterans Affairs had Commemorative Medallions and a Certificate of Commemoration delivered to all who served, and Arcare Carnegie resident, Liz was one of the proud servicewomen to receive one of these medals and certificates.
98 year old, Liz served in the army’s Pacific 2nd 6th AGH as nurse during World War II , and in September, her daughter arranged for her medal and certificate to be sent to her at Arcare Carnegie as a surprise.
Liz was completely thrilled and surprised when the team presented her with this accolade for all her war efforts.
“I don’t remember that we celebrated [the end of the war] as there were still so many injured patients to look after. I was still in the Army. I remember seeing the footage of the man dancing down the street. I think some of us just celebrated quietly in our own way.” Liz said.
On Remembrance Day, Liz attended Arcare Carnegie’s service, which was held in the community’s theatre room. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s service had to be held virtually, with Caulfield RSL member, Charles Hulson, recording a touching service for all Victorian Arcare residences. A number of veterans from within the Arcare Carnegie community attended the Service along with Liz, sitting in the front and proudly displaying their medals for their years of service and sacrifice.
“Remembrance Day is a time to reflect and remember all our pals that we loved so dearly.” Liz said.
The Arcare Carnegie community would like to thank Liz for her tremendous service to Australia.
To read HelloCare’s article on Liz: Click here