ANZAC LEGEND STRONG IN LISMORE ELECTORATE
THE SPIRIT of ANZAC and its deep meaning to Australians has been highlighted in an informative booklet produced by Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George.
The eight-page booklet titled “The Spirit of ANZAC” gives an interesting insight into Australia’s military history and the role personnel from within the Electorate played in various wars and conflicts.
The booklet also carries a handy reference guide to many of the ANZAC Day dawn services and marches across the Electorate.
Mr George said he hoped the booklet would also serve as an educational resource for young Australians who are keeping the ANZAC Spirit alive through their interest and attendance at the national day of remembrance on April 25.
“In recent years there have been record attendances at ANZAC Day marches and services across Australia and that enthusiasm is also reflected in the Lismore Electorate,” Mr George said.
“The young people lining the streets and participating in marches on this very important day is a fantastic sight … the Spirit of ANZAC is alive.”
ANZAC Day commemorates the landing of Australian soldiers at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915 – this year is the 97th anniversary of the start of the Gallipoli campaign.
“On ANZAC Day, a national ceremony, we honour those who answered the call to defend this great nation in conflicts which have threatened our safety,” Mr George said.
“Their strength, service and sacrifice is something we must never forget. We must also keep in our thoughts those men and women who are currently on overseas duty on peacekeeping missions and those serving in Afghanistan.”
You can download or view the booklet by clicking here.