Hon­our­ing the An­zac spirit

Campaspe News - - NEWS - By STEPHANIE HOR­TON

NOM­I­NA­TIONS have opened for the 2018 An­zac of the Year awards.

The awards hon­our those who serve in peace and also per­pet­u­ate the mem­ory and gal­lantry of those who served in war.

Mem­ber for Mur­ray Plains Peter Walsh en­cour­aged res­i­dents in the elec­torate to con­sider nom­i­nat­ing a de­serv­ing per­son for the awards.

‘‘The RSL of Aus­tralia has es­tab­lished a se­ries of na­tional hon­ours and they in­clude the An­zac Peace Prize and the An­zac of the Year award,” Mr Walsh said.

‘‘The An­zac Peace Prize is awarded an­nu­ally to an Aus­tralian in­di­vid­ual or group for out­stand­ing ef­forts in pro­mot­ing in­ter­na­tional un­der­stand­ing and peace.

‘‘There are also seven An­zac of the Year awards which will go to Aus­tralian in­di­vid­u­als or groups for ser­vice to the com­mu­nity in a pos­i­tive, com­pas­sion­ate and self­less man­ner and who have demon­strated the hu­man qual­i­ties of dogged­ness, tenac­ity, en­durance and con­stancy to an ex­cep­tional de­gree.’’

Mr Walsh said the awards were de­signed so peo­ple who did not have a high pro­file in the com­mu­nity, but whose un­sung work or com­mit­ment is truly self­less and wor­thy, could be recog­nised and hon­oured for their ef­forts at a na­tional level.

Nom­i­na­tion packs are avail­able by call­ing 9655 5555 or from www.rslvic.com.au

Nom­i­na­tions close on De­cem­ber 4.

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