Honouring the Anzac spirit
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.