ANDERSON CALLS FOR THE ANZAC LEGACY TO BE HONOURED
Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson is encouraging local communities to pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice of those who have defended our nation this Anzac Day, 25 April.
Anzac Day 2018 marks the 103rd anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove and is an important day for communities to gather to commemorate our service men and women.
“Anzac Day is a day of remembrance. It is the day for the general public to pay their respects to current and former defence personnel who have served our country,” Mr Anderson said.
“Young men and women from centres like Walcha to Werris Creek, Gunnedah to Gowrie, Barraba to Breeza heard the call and many of these people never returned home.
“Each year crowds to dawn services, Anzac Day marches and memorial services right across the region have grown in record numbers, as descendants and families honour those selfless volunteers.”
Mr Anderson also encouraged local veterans groups and community organisations to apply for the latest round of the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF), which provides grants of up to $10,000 to protect, conserve and repair war memorials, statues, honour rolls and memorial halls.
“Applications close on Anzac Day 2018. I encourage anyone in the local community who believes their memorial needs conservation or protection to apply,” he said.
“Across our local communities, regions and in our cities, the NSW Government’s investment in our war memorials, big and small, is a lasting achievement and legacy that will ensure the service and sacrifice of our veterans is commemorated and appreciated for generations to come,” Mr Anderson concluded.
Applications for the Community War Memorial Fund can be accessed at: https://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund/
To find out what Anzac Day services are available in your local community visit: http://rslnsw.org.au/commemoration/anzac/anzac-day-services-2018 or www.centenaryofanzac.nsw.gov.au