National day of mourning for the victims of flight MH17
NSW Premier Mike Baird attended the National Memorial Service at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne. Mr Baird said his thoughts are with the families of victims of Flight MH17 during this National Day of Mourning.
“We have been shocked and saddened by this tragic event and the stories of the victims, which have unfolded over the past few weeks,” said Mr Baird.
“Today was a chance to express our deep sorrow and pay tribute to the victims, in what was an incredibly moving ceremony.
Across the nation, flags will be flown at half-mast to pay tribute to the victims.
Six NSW residents were on board Flight MH17. They were among 283 passengers and 15 crew members who were tragically killed on 17 July 2014.