A National Memorial Service in Canberra will take place on Friday 17 July 2015, the first anniversary of the downing of Flight MH17.
The Service will honour those who lost their lives in this atrocity, and thank those who were involved in the recovery and investigation process.
It will be a time to show support to those still grieving.
All Australians mourned the loss of Flight MH17.
There were 298 innocent people on this aircraft and their deaths outraged our sense of justice.
One year on, we will remember all those who died – especially the men, women, and children who called Australia home.
The Australian National Flag will be flown at half-mast on all government establishments on Friday 17 July as a mark of respect.
The Government will unveil a plaque in the House of Representatives’ gardens in Canberra with the names of those whose lives were tragically taken.
This will serve as a permanent reminder that we will never, ever forget the innocent victims of Flight MH17.