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ANZAC Day is about reflection
“Anzac Day is a time for communities across Australia to join together in a show of patriotism and respect for those men and women who have served their country in conflict and war,” The Nationals Member for Riverina, Kay Hull, said today.
Mrs Hull said the Anzac tradition was born on 25 April 1915 when Australian and New Zealand troops landed on the shores of Gallipoli. On that first day, 2000 soldiers lay dead or wounded, while some 8000 Australians had died when the last troops were evacuated some eight months later.
“I encourage Riverina residents to attend the Anzac Day services in your communities and reflect on the sacrifice servicemen and women have made in defending Australia,” Mrs Hull said.
“Those who served at Gallipoli founded a tradition of courage, tenacity and mateship that has continued to be shown by Australians who have served in subsequent conflicts.
“The Anzac legend continues to shape Australia’s identity and character.”
Mrs Hull said it is important that Australians remember all those who served and died – not just at Gallipoli, but in the two World Wars, in Korea, Vietnam and other conflicts and peace operations.
“Even Australians today are serving in operations and Anzac Day is our chance to let our servicemen and women – past and present – know that their service and sacrifice is remembered, appreciated and honoured,” Mrs Hull said.
Mrs Hull will be attending the Anzac Day service in Wagga Wagga and will later travel to Junee Reefs for the Anzac Day and Rededication Service of the District War Memorial.
25 April 2008
View photos from the ANZAC Day Ceremonies.
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