Our day of unity and recog­ni­tion for oth­ers

Central and North Burnett Times - - YOUR SAY - — Adam McCleery

AUS­TRALIA Day is a day that can di­vide, but in the pos­i­tive realm it is a day to cel­e­brate the di­ver­sity of this great na­tion.

It is a day when new cit­i­zens are of­fi­cially wel­comed and a wide va­ri­ety of peo­ple within our so­ci­ety get hon­oured for their achieve­ments.

Cat­e­gories like Young Cit­i­zen of the Year or Cit­i­zen of the Year along with Vol­un­teer of the Year, just to name a few, are awarded to those who have com­mit­ted them­selves to achieve­ment within a com­mu­nity.

The di­ver­sity demon­strated by all of the award win­ners in the Bur­nett is an in­di­ca­tor of the melt­ing pot that is the North Bur­nett.

Liv­ing in smaller com­mu­ni­ties also gives us the op­por­tu­nity to know the peo­ple be­ing awarded, to un­der­stand how they think and work and that gives the award ex­tra weight for the re­cip­i­ent.

See­ing peo­ple from across mul­ti­ple gen­er­a­tions be­ing com­mu­nity minded should give the North Bur­nett hope for its con­tin­ued growth and to thrive un­der the stew­ard­ship of the next gen­er­a­tions.

Peo­ple in the North Bur­nett are proud com­mu­nity mem­bers who rarely shy away from giv­ing sup­port to good causes and good peo­ple.

Aus­tralia Day is but one day on the cal­en­dar that al­lows us to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of these types of peo­ple and best of all the ones who are nom­i­nated are rarely the type who will seek out recog­ni­tion.

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