June 15, 2012  |  Member's Statement

Anzac Day: Niddrie Electorate

I rise to commend the Essendon RSL and the Keilor East RSL for their  outstanding  work on the  recent  2012 Anzac  Day  commemorative events. I had the privilege of attending both their Sunday services on 22 April and the Keilor East RSL dawn service on 25 April.

It was so encouraging to see many hundreds of locals – both  young and young at heart – take the time to pay their respects at each of these  important events. I believe it  is a great reflection of the manner in  which the members of these RSL branches pay  tribute to the sacrifices  of servicemen and servicewomen  and celebrate  the  Anzac spirit that  participation at these local  ceremonies is continually growing. I acknowledge and record my appreciation for the Essendon RSL and the Keilor East RSL for ensuring that our servicemen and servicewomen are respectfully honoured.