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$100.00
raised of $550.00
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Funding type: FLEXIBLE
This project will receive all of the funds invested by 31 May 2019.

Anzac Day 2019

Rainbow Wreath Commemoration 2019

Rainbow Wreath Commemoration 2019

On Anzac Day, Australians honour the sacrifice of all those who have served to defend the country in war and peace. It is a special day on the Australian calendar where we honour and remember people, units and groups who served their country.

DEFGLIS members lay rainbow wreaths on behalf of the association in order to commemorate all who served and to commemorate the service and sacrifice of LGBTI personnel

Anzac commemorations have evolved over the past hundred years, reflecting the changing nature of Australian society. The post-Vietnam era, in particular, has seen those attending events embrace multiculturalism, with different communities within Australia developing their own traditions and practices to honour their families’ and friends’ contributions to our nation.

Following representations and urging from LGBTI ex-service personnel, DEFGLIS renewed the practice of wreath-laying in 2015 at multiple locations across the country. We seek your assistance to help our association continue this tradition annually.

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