As we pause to honour those who are serving and who have served this ANZAC Day, it's also a time to reflect on what serving for this country means for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
ANZAC Day, 25 April, is an important day for all Australians. It’s a day for remembering the sacrifice and contribution made by those who have defended our country throughout history, and today.
Among those are Indigenous men and women, who despite the injustices they had endured, served side-by-side with non-Indigenous soldiers, forming friendships and risking their lives for love of country.
Today, we reflect on the meaning of ANZAC Day for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and how we can continue to honour those who have served and recognise the sacrifices made by them.
Going out and sharing stories with others about the relevance and the importance of ANZAC day - what it is to serve country and put yourself in harm’s way, willingly, out of the greatest love of all – love of country."