Ipswich schools encouraged to embrace National Flag Day
BLAIR MP Shayne Neumann encourages local school students, community groups and families to celebrate National Flag Day on September 3 which marks the 114th Anniversary of the first time the Australian Flag was flown.
Australia's flag was the first in the world to be chosen in an open public competition. This competition brought forth the pride of a newly formed nation by attracting over 30,000 entries. Five near-identical designs were chosen and awarded equal first prize.
"On National Flag Day we honour the ideals for which our national flag stands, including our geography, history, and our unity as a federated nation," Shayne Neumann said.
"Our flag belongs to the Australian people and has been a central part of our expression of national pride. It has been our symbol in times of peacetime and prosperity and times of adversity and war.
"National Flag Day is a great opportunity community organisations, schools, businesses and people living in Ipswich and the Somerset region to celebrate our national pride.
"As Australians, we can take pride in our unique multicultural heritage, our respect for diversity, and the high quality of life that we all enjoy."
All Australians are encouraged to fly or display the Australian Flag to celebrate National Flag Day on September 3 each year.
Additional information about the Australian Flag and protocol for flying and displaying the flag can be found at: itsanhonour.gov.au