ANZAC Day 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings – an important part of the ANZAC Centenary. It was such an honour to join so many of our community members at services in Glass House including Maleny, Wamuran, Palmwoods, Witta, Woodford and Glasshouse Mountains.
While the nation’s focus turned this year to the landings in Gallipoli, the centenary is more than this. ANZAC commemorations will continue through to Armistice Day 11 November 1918.
Between 2014 to 2018 Queensland will join the nation to commemorate 100 years since the country’s involvement in the First World War.
I encourage people of all ages to get involved in the ANZAC Centenary – by attending a commemorative event, visiting an exhibition or simply sharing stories with family and friends. Further funding grants to honour the Centenary will be announced over the coming months with the next one, which will have a focus on community research projects, scheduled for May 2015. I will share further information on how our community can apply for these grants in the coming weeks.