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Media Releases 21 Feb 2020

RSL NSW Will Continue to Honour Indigenous Veterans

RSL NSW Will Continue to Honour Indigenous Veterans

RSL NSW will continue to honour indigenous veterans, as it does for all who have served this country, at its many commemorative services.

The use and placement of flags during commemorative services by RSL NSW follows Australian national flag protocols, which include the flying of the Australian Aboriginal flag and Torres Strait Islander flag.

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service people have proudly served in conflict alongside their fellow Australians throughout our history. They are recognised as veterans on ANZAC Day and during all other commemorations throughout the year” said RSL NSW Acting President, Ray James.

The Coloured Diggers March is a key commemorative event on ANZAC Day that recognises all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women who have served, or continue to serve, Australia. Furthermore, since 2007 the Indigenous Veterans Commemoration Service in May unites Australian in remembrance and honour of the service and sacrifice of indigenous veterans.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend ANZAC Day commemorative events in 2020 to pay their respects to all service people, past and present, and honour their sacrifice.

For New South Wales residents, to find a commemorative service near you, please visit the ANZAC Day 2020 section of the RSL NSW website.

 

ENDS

 

Media contact: Michael Green – mgreen@rslnsw.org.au – 0419 432 535

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