Flag’s Significance Dawns on Prime Minister
Andrew Williams MP
Spokesperson for Veterans’
11 March 2014
Flag’s Significance Dawns on
The importance of the World War I
anniversary to New Zealanders has finally dawned on the
Government, says New Zealand First spokesperson for
Veterans’ Affairs Andrew Williams.
John Key was clearly not listening to the returned
servicemen and women and our military when he suggested a
debate on the flag this year.
“His idea was totally
inappropriate and disrespectful heading into the World War I
commemorations in 2015.
“By postponing the debate and
announcing that a referendum should take place after the
centenary of the Gallipoli landings in 2015 he has reflected
on the gravity of his earlier statements.
our national emblem that has flown for 112 years, we will
remember the sacrifices of Kiwis who served in World War I
and later wars,” says Mr
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