Earlier this month Queensland Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt kickstarted Queensland’s annual ANZAC Day Appeal with a $15,000 State Government donation presented to the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee of Queensland.
Mr Pitt on behalf of Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk presented the cheque to the President of the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee Colonel Arthur Burke OAM (retired) in front of their annual commemorative display in the foyer of the Executive Building.
As the nation turns its focus to the centenary of the 1915 ANZAC landings in Gallipoli, ANZAC Day is for all those Australian servicemen and women who have defended Australia’s way of life in all conflicts and military commitments over the past century.
Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt today encouraged community members to consider how we will serve their memory.
“ANZAC Day is one of our most important commemorations in Australia and in New Zealand, and 2015 marks a once in a lifetime anniversary,” Mr Pitt said.
“Between 2014 and 2018 the centenary of the First World War is an opportunity for people of all ages to reflect on the courage and determination of all those who serve our country.
“The Anzac Centenary is a great opportunity for people of all ages to get involved and honour those Queenslanders who served both on the frontline and at home,” Mr Pitt said.
“I encourage everyone to learn more about our role in the First World War and its impact on our nation.
“From attending a commemorative event, visiting an exhibition, buying a badge, or simply sharing stories with family and friends – we can all play a role in commemorating Queensland’s contribution to the First World War.” Mr Pitt said.
Mr Pitt looks forward to attending the Dawn Service in Innisfail this year followed by the Marchs being held in Edmonton and Gordonvale.
For more information on the ANZAC Centenary visit www.qld.gov.au/anzac100.