Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

MULGOA REMEMBERS OUR WAR VETERANS

Wednesday April 20, 2016

Tanya Davies MP today encouraged the local community to reflect on the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel from all wars and conflicts this ANZAC Day.

 

A number of commemorative events will be held this year, as we continue to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War and other major events in Australia’s military history including locally:

  • Dawn Service at Memory Park Penrith
    Silent March from Castlereagh Street Penrith at 4.30am via High Street to Memory Park, the Dawn Service will commence once all have assembled at the park.
  • Dawn Service at St Marys RSL Grounds, St Marys at 5am
  • Dawn Service at Bigge Park, Liverpool
    The March will leave from John Edmondson Club at George Street at 5.15am. The Dawn Service will commence at Bigge Park at 5.30am.

Tanya Davies encouraged the Mulgoa community to take the time to pause and remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

 

“This day gives us all an opportunity to show our eternal gratitude for their service and for the freedoms that we enjoy every day,” said Tanya Davies.

 

Minister for Veteran Affairs David Elliott said the courage shown by the first Anzacs and the events that followed are entwined in our national identity and we continue to honour their courage, sacrifice and tenacity.

 

“As we pause to remember the service and sacrifice of our military personnel, the annual Anzac Day commemorations will again provide Australians the opportunity to be part of this traditional mark of respect,” Minister Elliott said.

 

Travel on public transport to and from Anzac Day events is free for current and ex-Australian Defence Force personnel in uniform, wearing their medals or have proof of military service. Veteran’s families, carers, widows and widowers also travel free.

 

Across the state, the NSW Government’s Community War Memorial Fund is helping to repair and restore local war memorials. During the Centenary of Anzac, the fund will ensure memorials honouring the sacrifices of those served in the First World War continue to stand proud and strong.

 

Visit www.centenaryofanzac.nsw.gov.au for information on commemorative activities taking place throughout NSW.