Canberra community encouraged to remember on ANZAC Day


Senator Zed Seselja is calling on the Canberra community to take the opportunity tomorrow to remember the Australian servicemen and women that have done so much for our country, and to honour their service and sacrifice.

 

There are a number of services happening around Canberra tomorrow including:

Dawn Service

Time: 5.30am

Venue: Australian War Memorial

Anzac Day Service

Time: 10.15am

Venue: Australian War Memorial

“We are fortunate to have the National War Memorial in Canberra and I have always been proud of the large number of Canberrans that turn out to the Dawn Service at the memorial,” said Senator Seselja.

“In Canberra we are home to a large defence community and I acknowledge that there are some families here in Canberra who will not have their loved ones with them tomorrow as they serve around the country and overseas. We should take the opportunity tomorrow to remember these families and thank them for their service.”

In August we will mark 100 years since the entry of Australia into the First World War and the beginning of the commemoration of the Anzac Centenary. Since the first convoy of servicemen left the shores of Albany in 1914, almost 2,000,000 men and women have worn the uniform of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force.

“I will be participating in tomorrow’s ceremonies and I encourage all Canberrans to get to a service, and to support their local RSL club. It is a day to remember and honour those who have served our nation and particularly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” concluded Senator Seselja.

For information about Anzac Day including historical information, education resources, and on how to organise a local service visit www.dva.gov.au/anzac