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.