ANZAC Day Message
On Monday 25 April, communities in Gippsland will gather to remember those who gave their lives, those who returned home from war ill or maimed and those who have lived with the terrible memories of their war experiences.
ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day we remember Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
It was during this First World War campaign that the spirit of ANZAC, with its qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice, was born.
It is with pride that I say that the same ANZAC spirit is alive today. We see it in our day-to-day lives in the community, in our emergency services, volunteer organisations and on sporting grounds around the nation.
I encourage Gippslanders to consider the families whose loved ones have never returned from war or conflict and spare a thought for the personal sacrifice they are now enduring.
I will be attending ANZAC Day services in the community and I invite you join with me in commemorating those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we do today.