23 Apr Chronicle Counsel: Coast community encouraged to commemorate ANZAC Day
Central Coast residents are being encouraged to attend local ANZAC Day services this Sunday to honour the service and sacrifice of current and former Defence Force personnel.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said many ANZAC Day commemorations are open to the public this year, following the disruptions caused by COVID-19 in 2020.
“It was devastating for many families to not physically gather and commemorate ANZAC Day in 2020,” Mr Crouch said.
“I am really pleased that RSL NSW and the NSW Government have worked together to allow COVID-safe commemorations to proceed.
“2021 marks 106 years since the ANZACs set foot on the shores of Gallipoli and their memory lives on in the Central Coast community.
“The ANZAC spirit is alive and well in our community and I look forward to joining hundreds of people at the services being held across the region.”
Minister for Veterans Geoff Lee said ANZAC Day remains a significant day of remembrance, stemming from the First World War and encompassing conflicts both past and present.
“It’s an opportunity for Veterans, current servicemen and servicewomen and the general public to come together and honour those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom,” Dr Lee said.
Our thanks to Adam Crouch MP for this information.
How will you light up the dawn this year? The choice is yours – commemorate our veterans with a traditional Dawn Service at your local cenotaph, or honour them from home at 6 am. We are committed to safely honouring our veterans, past and present – whether at traditional services or by commemorating personally at home. For information about Light up the Dawn – click here.
If you’re after an authentic ANZAC biscuit recipe click here
For a list of ANZAC Day events see our event calendar