Our day of unity and recognition for others
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.