Governor-General’s Message 2018

Governor General’s Message of Support for 2018

Each year we receive an Official Statement of Support from the Governor General.  We would like to share his message with you and show you how you can download a copy of the Statement to use for your National Day of Thanks celebration.



National Day of Thanks 2018

“For all we have and share, for the lives we lead, and peace and harmony we enjoy, Australians have so much to be thankful for.

As individuals and as a nation, the National Day of Thanks is an opportunity to reflect on our good fortune, and to give thanks to others.  This ‘time out’ is so important because if we take what we have for granted, we cannot fully appreciate what we have.

One of the great things about Australia is our Indigenous culture and our cultural diversity.  This year we particularly think of those who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, who help newcomers to our country and who assist people from different backgrounds to contribute to our nation.

Australia is enriched by cultures old and new, we are fortunate to have so many dedicated and compassionate people working with and helping our multicultural community – we are thankful.

We also extend our thanks to those who work in schools, pre-schools and day care centres across the nation nurturing our young ones.  They have such an important job, shaping the way our children see the world and guiding the next generation.

I congratulate the myriad of community organisations and volunteers who support the National Day of Thanks and make it such a valuable day for all Australians as we connect with each other through gratitude.”

His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC(Retd)
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

If you would like to download an official copy of the Governor-General’s message click on Download at the bottom of this message.

Robert J Burman – Coordinator National Day of Thanks


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