ANZAC Day Message to Nation

Anzac Day messages issued ANZAC Day 1950 included:

The Governor-General (Mr.McKell) : "We Australians and our brother New Zealanders should, every year, renew our pledge that never shall our countries become subject to foreign Powers or ideologies. "On that rests our destiny." "Let the spirit of Anzac live in each of us so that we may continue - to safeguard all that is inherent in personal liberty and national freedom, the ideals which the Anzacs and their sons died to maintain."

The Prime Minister (Mr. Menzies) : "Australians must make their nation powerful enough to resist any likely aggressor." "We owe it to those who fought and died in two world wars to ensure that their sacrifices were not in vain.

"Work for peace''

"Peace will not be attained by the passing of resolutions or by spectacular demonstrations. "The best way we can guarantee a peaceful existence and guard against attack is by working hard for the development of Australia and being willing to render service to our land."

Acting Federal president of the R.S.L. (Mr. G. W. Holland) : "There has never been a greater need to bring into our national life the spirit of Anzac. "This Anzac Day finds our freedom still unimpaired; let us as a nation draw closer in the bonds of unity and in a common cause keep it so."

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