Monday, 15 April 2013

Redfern RSL a moving ANZAC commemoration - Thank you

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them."

The "Last Post"
Two minutes silence
Part of the moving ANZAC Commemoration organised by Redfern RSL at Redfern Park that I had the honour to attend with many dignitaries including The Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP, Federal Minister for Health and Member for Sydney and Cr. Linda Scott of Sydney City Council.

I know that the RSL has a sacred task in maintaining that remembrance and so too do all of us. Not only must we remember on defined days and defined places. It is something that is constant not overwhelming but constant.

It is important that we all continue that remembrance and continue to and recognise the men and women from our little place in the world who have proudly worn the uniforms of our Australian defence forces. We who have not worn those uniforms are honoured to be among you and are proud to know you. You represent our finest. You are inherently and definitively Australians.

Those who made the supreme sacrifice for their nation must never be forgotten.

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