Maranoa MP reminds citizens of Anzac tradition
VETERANS are never far from Bruce Scott's mind, and next week marks the 98th anniversary of Australian troops landing at Gallipoli.
The former Veterans' Affairs Minister and current Federal Member for Maranoa said constituents across the electorate would open their letterboxes this week to find an Anzac Day brochure commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women.
"This commemorative brochure is a tribute to all those who have served and contains information on all wars involving Australian troops, a simple order of service and even my grandmother's Anzac biscuit recipe," Mr Scott said.
"Nothing could be more Australian than gathering under the shade of gum trees on a riverbank as we honour their service on behalf of a grateful community.
"During the early dawn on April 25, 1915, Australian military troops rushed ashore at Gallipoli; little did they know they would create an enduring legacy which, to this day, shapes our nation's identity.
"It's on occasions like this we reflect and talk about the Anzac spirit and what that spirit means to each of us. The time-honoured meaning of the Anzac legend is a possession for each of us to treasure.
"I believe the Anzac legend means courage to do what was asked of them without question, determination to never give up regardless of the risk, and mateship, knowing their mates would never let them down.
"Anzac Day is more than a public holiday.
"So make sure you commemorate this special day," Mr Scott said.
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