|Better Homes and Gardens Commemorates 100th Anniversary with Knitted Throw|
|Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by knitting these beautiful throws, designed by Better Homes and Gardens. These throws are a tribute to those who have served as well as those who are currently serving in the Australian Defence Force. |
|Each knit kit you purchase includes a donation to the RSL and Legacy in recognition of the tireless and ongoing support these organisations give to veterans and their families. |
|Click here to find out more!|
|VC Ben Roberts-Smith's Australia Day Address|
|Decorated veteran and Legacy ambassador Ben Roberts-Smith has spoken of Australia's military tradition during the annual Australia Day address.|
Speaking in Sydney, the Victoria Cross and Medal for Gallantry recipient said all he had ever wanted to do was be a solider but there have been hurdles to overcome both during and after his defence force service.
|Click here to read the transcript.|
|VC Recipient Postage Stamps|
|Today Australia Post unveiled the recipients of the 2015 Australia Post Legends Award, honouring five of Australia’s most gallant and decorated soldiers.|
Australia Post will donate $1 to Legacy Australia from selected products purchased from the Legends range.
This year’s Legends Award recognises five Australians who have received the Victoria Cross, the highest honour that can be bestowed for acts of valour “in the presence of the enemy”.
The 2015 Australia Post Legends Award recipients are Keith Payne VC OAM; Mark Donaldson VC; Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG; Daniel Keighran VC and, for the first time in the Awards history, Legends status will be awarded posthumously to Cameron Baird VC MG.
Legacy would like to thank Australia Post for their very generous support and congratulate these very remarkable Australians.