On 25 April Australians will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during the First World War and honour the sacrifices of those service personnel who helped forge our national identity. This Anzac Day Australians are also asked think of current serving personnel and recently returned veterans from operational service overseas.
Melissa Price, Member for Durack, said it is equally significant to commemorate the acts and deeds of those present at the Gallipoli landings as it is the ongoing work of the men and women who continue to serve and represent our nation abroad today.
“It is important to honour and support the current generation of Australian Defence Force members and veterans who serve on our behalf in what are often complex, challenging and extremely dangerous environments," Ms Price said.
“In gratitude for the service of our current personnel I encourage residents throughout Durack to donate to ex-service organisations such as the RSL, Legacy and Soldier On. These organisations provide phenomenal support to our ADF personnel and their families.”
Donations can be made to Legacy (www.legacy.com.au) or Soldier On (www.soldieron.org.au) in support of those personnel who have been wounded and those family members who are suffering financially and socially from the death of a loved one.
Messages of support can be emailed to serving personnel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or send a care package, via Australia Post 13 April to: An Australian Defence Member, AFPO 60, Australian Defence Force NSW 2890
Further details can be found at melissapricemp.com.au/Newsroom/Policies