Ex Vietnam veteran Rick McCarthy OAM, a dynamic and passionate full time volunteer, is the Founding Director and Chair of the innovative and highly successful Honour Our Fallen, organization.
He has won various awards for his contribution to charities worldwide. His achievements rewarded by an OAM in 2015 for his life time of community work. As a returned and proud conscript, Rick had become aware of the recent lack of patriotic fervour in Australia for returned war veterans. So began a non-profit organisation whose goal is to celebrate the service of our military personnel by placing Australian flags on veteran's resting places Australia wide to recognise and visibly acknowledge their sacrifice.
During his presentation, Rick will inform and inspire with touching accounts of school children and young families offering a strong commitment, not only in placing flags on graves, but in educational institutions researching military biographies of those veterans. He will propose that cemeteries and schools work together to expose this anomaly and promote Honour Our Fallen in its goal, “THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE”.