Schools, ex-service organisations and community groups across the Toowoomba Region have been sent Anzac Day Commemorative packs to help ensure the community never forgets the extraordinary sacrifice of our servicemen and women.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee 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,” Minister Gee 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.”
Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said all schools, ex-service organisations and community groups in the Toowoomba Region should make use of the tools it contains.
“With Anzac Day coming up soon, sharing the stories of our brave Australian servicemen and women is one of the ways we can ensure the tradition of remembrance and commemoration continues,” Mr Hamilton said.
“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 the Toowoomba Region.”
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/…/mailout-anzac-day-2022.