Remembering our privilege

Remembrance Day is time to reflect on all of the brave men and women who gave their lives for our beautiful, but for Mikaela Harris, it has a special meaning as a member of the Australian Defence Force.

Mikaela Harris, who grew up in Darke Peak, joined the army in April 2015, wanting to challenge.

“After school, I wasn’t interest go to uni and being a teacher or nurse,” Miss Harris said.

“I wanted to challenge myself and experience new things and go on an adventure.”

Miss Harris said that Remembrance Day reminds her how privileged she is.

“Remembrance Day for me is about remembering those before me,” she said.

“It reminds me how privileged I’m to serve this country.”

After six months of recruit and employment training, Miss Harris became a driver specialist in the transport division of the army and has been stationed at a number of different of places.

Miss Harris said that ANZAC Day is celebrated more compared to Remembrance Day, however it is still important.

The country will come to a stand still on Saturday, November 11 and 11am, as we mark the 98th anniversary of the end of World War I.