Melissa Lee MP marks 100th Anzac commemorations

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Melissa Lee

National Party MP

Media statement

19 April 2016

 

Melissa Lee MP marks 100th Anzac commemorations

 

Melissa Lee MP is encouraging people in Mt Albert and around Auckland to mark the one hundredth commemoration of the Gallipoli landing.

 

“Anzac Day is a time to honour and remember the bravery and determination of the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli. Their strength in adversity remains an ongoing source of pride for New Zealanders and Australians,” says Melissa Lee MP

 

“Each year Anzac services are attended by more and more New Zealanders and this year holds a special significance. As usual I will be attending several services to honour the sacrifices of the men and women from the Auckland region.”

 

“The events at Gallipoli not only forged our national identity but marked the start of an enduring relationship with our Australian counterparts, which was built on a shared experience in pursuit of peace. “

 

“I encourage everyone to go along to the dawn services nearest you. It is a good opportunity to honour the more than 300,000 men and women who have served and continue to serve in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations for New Zealand,” says Melissa Lee.

 

This is the second of four years of commemorations marking the Great War. In September attention turns to marking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

 

ENDS.

 

Media contact: MPLee@parliament.govt.nz

 

 

Authorised by Melissa Lee, 779 New North Road, Mt. Albert, Auckland 1025