National Sorry Day is set apart as a day to commemorate the forcible removal of Aboriginal children from their parents. The removal took place in an attempt to turn them into white Australians.
This happened in the recent history. It was twentieth-century government policies that resulted in what is now referred to as a Stolen Generation.
The annual event has been held in Australia on 26 May 1998. It was not recognized at a government level until February 13, 2008, when Kevin Rudd became the first Australian Prime Minister to issue a National Day of Apology to the Stolen Generations.
Native Americans Still Waiting
Native Americans are still waiting for some form of apology to be given by the Nation’s leaders. It is felt that will not happen because the truth would probably indict most of the Nation’s Founding Fathers.