Commissioner’s ANZAC Day Centenary message

Monday, 20 Apr 2015

ANZAC Day is a day for us to reflect and remember Australians who have served, and those who have lost their lives in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. It also provides an opportunity for us to acknowledge and thank current serving members of the Australian Defence Forces.

The ANZAC Centenary will be one of the most significant commemorations to take place in our lifetimes, and represents one of the most significant events in our national calendar.

For all Australians this is a time to reflect on our national identity and patriotism. It is a time to contemplate the legacy of those who have gone before us over the last century, and those who never returned to their families or friends.

There is no greater honour than being able to serve the community and this is something I believe the military and emergency services personnel share.

I know that many members of QFES will actively participate in commemorations around the state due to previous or current service with the Australian and New Zealand defence forces and I would like to publicly acknowledge their service to our country.

Can I take this opportunity to thank you all for the continued work you do to serve and protect our communities, and while many of you already plan to participate or attend services and marches, I would encourage you to make a special effort and participate in this historic Centenary anniversary as a symbol of our respect.

Katarina Carroll APM
Acting Commissioner
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

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