Remembering and Healing wants the values of Anzac Day to be relevant and meaningful to all of multicultural Australia and to reflect a peace-orientated society.
To truly honour the sacrifice and suffering of all those afflicted by war, we need to strive for a future where conflicts are resolved without violence.
Major General P R Phillips AO MC (Retd):
While ANZAC Day is about commemorating those who gave their lives in the defence of Australia and the service of those who returned, it is appropriate to remember all those who have died in war, including our enemies, if we are to reinforce the lesson of the futility of war and renew our commitment to peace. In my experience, it is those who have been through the worst of war who are the first to acknowledge its folly.