Keep the Promise: Legacy Week 2012

 

 All Australians are encouraged to buy a Legacy Badge this week to support the work of Legacy and assist the families of veterans and ex-service people.

 

Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, said this year’s Legacy Week would have added significance given the recent losses in Afghanistan.

 

“For nearly 90 years, Legacy has provided a service for the families of our veterans and ex-service people, assisting them with additional financial and moral support when times are tough”, Senator Ronaldson said.

 

“Founded by a group of ex-World War One service personnel, Legacy has grown to become a name synonymous with altruism, kindness, caring and compassion.  It is truly one of Australia’s great institutions.”

 

“Legacy provides help for those in need, particularly widows of veterans and their children.”

 

“Legacy provides care, support and comfort to the recently bereaved and their loved ones.  Their torch burns bright when all else seems lost.”

 

“When we buy a Legacy badge, our donation goes towards helping our veterans, their widows and families in tough times.  It enables Legatees across Australia to continue to ‘Keep the promise’ to those who have given so much for our nation.”

 

Senator Ronaldson said Legacy Week 2012 was our chance to renew our promise never to forget.

 

“When you see a Legatee, or a member of the Australian Defence Force, selling Legacy badges this week, show your support by buying a badge and wearing it with pride.”