On Sunday 17 November 2019, we held our 19th annual Time for Remembering ceremony at Parliament House, which is the United Nation’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. This day is dedicated to remembering the many millions killed and injured in road crashes, their families and friends and the many others whose lives are affected. It is also designed to give thanks to emergency services and all who work tirelessly to reduce road trauma.
This annual event is held to remember those who have died, those who continue to suffer, and the impact of road trauma on our community.
We are very grateful to RTSSV’s Art Therapy Group, members of which worked throughout the year to create ‘Clay Tokens of Remembrance’, individual artworks that were exhibited at the ceremony — dedicated to our loved ones and to all people who have been killed or injured on our roads.
We warmly thank the Reverend Andy Calder for leading the ceremony, The Hon. Jaala Pulford for delivering a message from the state government, and Jeanette Suhr OAM, for sharing her story
Thank you to all who contributed to this special event, including Joe Califiore, TAC; Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane, Victoria Police; Michael Johnson, Harpist; Barbara Joyce and the Art Therapy Group and the members of the Organised Water Choir.
We are grateful to the TAC and Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania for their ongoing support of Time for Remembering.