Media Release by The Hon Craig Laundy MP

Anzac Day ceremony at Auburn School

The Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Craig Laundy MP attended an Anzac Day commemoration at the Al-Faisal College in Auburn today.

Mr Laundy said the Anzac story was very important to Australians.

“It is based on the values of courage, sacrifice, loyalty, mateship and resilience,” Mr Laundy said.

“These values are not quaint, old-fashioned ideas.

“These qualities are as important and relevant today – in our schools and our communities – as they were 101 years ago during the First World War.

“It is very encouraging to see today our younger generation commemorating ANZAC and honouring the people who had served, or are serving our country in the Australian Defence Force.

“School events like this one, along with Anzac Day ceremonies and marches, and wearing a poppy or a sprig of rosemary as a symbol of remembrance, are all important ways to commemorate.

On Anzac Day, on the 25th of April each year, Australians stop and reflect on the sacrifice of Australian and New Zealand troops, known as the Anzacs, as they landed at Gallipoli in Turkey during the First World War.