Zach Hogg BUN250414CAS27

'Anzac Day more important than Christ's birthday'

AUSTRALIANS are among of the best at commemorating their fallen soldiers.

There are two days of the year - Remembrance Day (November 11) and Anzac Day (April 25).

But, to hear a university (not local) making medical students on Anzac Day participate in a day-long workshop in Brisbane makes me question - Are we really an honouring nation?

This year, we commemorate 100 years since the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I.

With this, it should have sat in the minds of some to plan around the day, not plan stuff to occur on the day.

Is it time we make Anzac Day such a public holiday like Good Friday and Christmas Day where everything stops?

It's a day when we remember the sacrifices the soldiers made with their lives, that of those that came back mentally damaged, as well as the families left behind.

Isn't the sacrifices of hundreds of thousands of our countrymen more important than celebrating the birth, death and rebirth of one religious icon?

I'm not saying Australian's need another public holiday.

I am saying this is one of the most important days in our nation's history and we should honour it accordingly.

Lest We Forget.


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