On Anzac Day, we pay tribute to those who have fought and died in service of our nation.
Federal Member for Blair and Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Defence Personnel Shayne Neumann said that each year on 25 April, we pause to honour and remember all those who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations, and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.
“Anzac Day is an important day of commemoration, where we honour the service and sacrifice of all those who have worn our nation’s uniform, including those who have made the supreme sacrifice,” Mr Neumann said.
“We have a proud tradition of military service here in Blair, and every year many people turn out to honour this.
“The Anzac qualities have never been more important over the past year as we have had to dig deep as a community to get through the coronavirus crisis.
“As well as remembering Australians who have served and died in all conflicts and operations, we recognise those personnel who have been supporting the COVID-19 pandemic response.
“As we emerge from the health emergency, it’s great to see Anzac Day return to normal as much as possible.
“There will be a range of ways people can commemorate the day in a COVID-Safe way, including local ceremonies, driveway dawn services at home, and watching ABC broadcasts of major services.
“I encourage everyone to attend a local dawn service or march, where possible, and show their respect for those who have served, subject to health advice.
“Anzac Day is a significant day for all Australians and is often a time for personal reflection.
“Reflecting on our wartime history, we are reminded of the impacts of conflict and the depth of our gratitude remains unchanged.
“On 25 April this year, I encourage everyone in our community to take the time to remember those men and women who have served and who continue to serve our country,” Mr Neumann said.
Lest We Forget.