Centenary of ANZAC: Lest we forget

ANZAC Day tomorrow marks 100 years since the Gallipoli landings on the 25th of April 1915. It’s a time to remember the vast sacrifice made by many Australians over the past century and beyond. Tomorrow I encourage every Canberran to find some time to reflect and be thankful for the great country we have in 2015, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today.

“More than 100,000 have died as a result of service with Australian units during our history and it’s so important to remember that ultimate sacrifice along with the many more who have sustained injuries from conflict,” Mr Hanson said.

“Tens of thousands of people will attend services in Canberra tomorrow. I thank those Canberrans as well as those who are travelling from interstate for their attendance.

“I encourage Canberrans to learn more about the stories of those with a connection to the ACT and the region who served in the World Wars through the ACT Heritage Library and the ACT Memorial. There is a wealth of history associated with those who have past served and who have a connection to Canberra.

“It’s also important to acknowledge that as we commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC, Australian service men and women are currently serving our nation in conflict zones throughout the world. Of particular note are the Australians and New Zealanders who are serving in Taji in Iraq where they are assisting the Iraqi Army.

“Tomorrow is a special day. Wherever you are, take the time to reflect. Lest we forget,” Mr Hanson concluded.