Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-117425
Hansard session: Fifty-Seventh Parliament, First Session (57-1)
Oatley RSL Sub-Branch Anzac Day Commemoration
Mr MARK COURE (Oatley) (18:49:40):
Nothing moves the community of St George quite like our local Anzac services, which acknowledge the humility and patriotism shown by Australian men and women at war. I recognise the Oatley RSL Sub-Branch, which this year hosted an outstanding ceremony at the Oatley Memorial Gardens. It was my privilege to lay a wreath on behalf of both the New South Wales Government and the local community in honour of the sacrifices made by Australian service men and women. I recognise the president of the Oatley RSL Sub-Branch, Mark Howell, as well as secretary John Grimes and the entire team for continuing to share the Anzac spirit throughout our community. While standing at the Anzac service in the Oatley Memorial Gardens, I was reminded of what the Anzac legacy means to me: courage, bravery and determination. Those are just some of the personal qualities that were enshrined by our Anzac men and women. The Oatley RSL Sub‑Branch has ensured that those characteristics transcend time through the hearts of local men, women and children. We must never forget the selfless sacrifices made in service to the nation in the past, present and future.