MEMBERS STATEMENT | ANZAC DAY

Mr Melhem: I want to pay my respects to the servicemen and women of Victoria.

This Saturday marks Anzac Day, and while the coronavirus outbreak will restrict commemorations, it is still important that we honour our current service personnel, veterans and the fallen service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our country.

The RSL describes the five key qualities of the Anzac spirit: courage, ingenuity, humour, endurance and mateship. These qualities are more important than ever during these trying times.

I encourage all Victorians to support the Light up the Dawn campaign on Anzac Day, observing a minute’s silence at 6.00 am in your yard, driveway or balcony. These efforts can be amplified through the use of social media.

As RSL Victoria president Dr Robert Webster stated, ‘We may be physically isolated, but the Anzac spirit unites us. Lest We Forget’.