2018 Farrer ANZAC Day Services
More than one million Australians have served their nation since the formation of the Australian Defence Forces last century, including many, many locals from this region. Anzac Day is their day and our nation’s opportunity to show our appreciation for their service and sacrifice.
On 25 April 1915, thousands of brave Australian and New Zealand men stormed ashore a foreign beach in the dim light of a breaking dawn. Sadly, hundreds would not live to see another dawn as they battled a hidden foe in a land far from home.
Over the course of the Gallipoli campaign, more than 8,000 Australians were killed in action and many more were wounded in action as a result of the campaign against Ottoman Turkey.
Whilst Anzac Day rightly commemorates the first battle of Australians in battle, it is fitting that it also commemorates those who served in World War Two, Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and in peacekeeping and peacemaking operations around the world.
With a large number of local events and services happening across Farrer, I encourage everyone to participate in or show their appreciation for the service and sacrifice of others in times of war and peace.
A list of local events can be found above for your convenience; while every effort has been taken to ensure the information is accurate, please do not hesitate to contact my office with any errors or omissions.
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