Schools, ex-service organisations and community groups across Capricornia have been sent Anzac Day Commemorative packs to help ensure the community never forgets the extraordinary sacrifice of our servicemen and women.
Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the annual materials are provided free by the Australian Government to support local Anzac Day commemorations.
“Anzac Day is one of our most significant and sacred national days and we are committed to ensuring schools and other groups in our community have easy access to resources to help mark it in an appropriate way,” Ms Landry said.
“Our nation owes an enormous debt of gratitude to all those who have served our nation, and those who have given their lives in defence of Australia, our freedoms and our values.
“It is vital that, as the years pass, we take on the responsibility to repay that debt by honouring them and ensuring younger Australians know and understand the sacrifice of those who have gone before them.
“The 2022 Anzac Day resources pack includes a range of materials, including posters commemorating our Anzacs and recognising the 30th anniversary of the Australian peacekeeping mission to Somalia.
“The Stories of Indigenous Service book included in this year’s pack, depicts experiences of Indigenous men and women who served during the First and Second World Wars.
“I encourage schools to integrate these wonderful resources into their curriculum and community groups to make them available in the lead up to commemorations of Anzac Day across Capricornia.”
Resources have been sent to thousands of recipients and are also free and available to download on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Anzac Portal: https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/research-education/schools/mailout-anzac-day-2022.