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Organ condemns cenotaph desecration.



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Mr Michael Organ MP

ORGAN CONDEMNS CENOTAPH DESECRATION

Cunningham MP Michael Organ has branded the weekend attack on the Wollongong war memorial and smashed a memorial plinth in McCabe Park as an act of wanton desecration.

"War memorials and monuments serve to remind us of those who have died in defence of this country", Mr. Organ said.

"Like cemeteries, they are sacred places, cherished by family, friends and those who remember."

"While many people oppose Australia's involvement in the war in Iraq, the war memorial is not the place to express such sentiments", Mr. Organ added.

"The memorial helps the community to focus on the real cost of war, the loss of life and loved ones, and I call on all members of the community to show due respect to such sites."

Michael Organ MP 02 6277 4366 Allen Clark (Media Adviser) 0439 464 439