Awards keep Anzac spirit alive
NOMINATIONS have opened for the 2019 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 give serious consideration to nominating a deserving person for the awards.
“The Returned and Services League 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 pro- moting 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 are for any deserving person in the community – ex-service or not.
Nomination packs are available by hard copy or email by calling 9655 5555 or online from the RSL Victoria website rslvic.com.au
Nominations close at 4pm on February 1, 2019.