Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today encouraged the local community to remember Australian servicemen and women from all wars and conflicts.
“On Anzac Day, I encourage all Australians to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women who have served our nation in wars, conflicts and on peace operations,” Mr Vasta said.
“Anzac Day is one of the most important dates in our commemorative calendar.”
“It is a time to remember all those who have defended our nation and in doing so have sacrificed their good health and, in many cases, their lives.”
“On this day we are able to demonstrate our eternal gratitude for their service and for the freedom they have afforded us today.”
This year marks 100 years since Australian troops landed on the shores of Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
Between 2014 and 2018, Australia will commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since our nation’s involvement in the First World War.
The Centenary is the most significant period of commemoration in our nation’s history. It is an opportunity for all Australians to recognise and thank all of those who have served our country and worn our nation’s uniform over the past one hundred years.
The Anzac Centenary is also a time to remember the essential contribution of those on the home front who support and care for those in service, and often face the loss or injury of loved ones.
“I encourage everyone in Bonner to attend a service this Anzac Day, or at least to take the time to pause and reflect, and remember those who gave their lives in the service of our country,” Mr Vasta said.
Australians are also encouraged to utilise the Anzac Centenary photo app, which will allow them to share commemoration photos and embrace the spirit that helped forge our national identity.
Further information about Anzac Day and the Anzac Centenary can be found on the Anzac Centenary website at www.anzaccentenary.gov.au.
Bonner ANZAC Day services:
Bayside Combined ANZAC Centenary Service
5:15am- George Clayton (Bandstand) Park, The Esplanade, Manly. This will replace all other dawn services and parades in Wynnum and Manly on ANZAC Day.
Parking- The Upper and Lower Esplanades will be closed off from 4:30am until the end of the service between Pine Street and Darling Point Special School.
Holland Park/Mt Gravatt Sub Branch March and Service
6:30am- Assemble for march on Cnr Logan Road and Barter Avenue, Holland Park West.
6:50am- March begins.
7:20am- The service will commence at the Memorial and will be completed by 8:00am.
Rotary Club of Wishart & Mt Gravatt Showgrounds Trust
10:45am- Service begins at Mt Gravatt Showgrounds, Logan Road.
Sunnybank RSL Dawn March and Service
4:15am- March starts at Cnr Turton Street and Gager Street, Sunnybank. March concludes at 19 Gager Street, Sunnybank.
4:28am- Dawn service begins at 19 Gager Street, Sunnybank.
Sunnybank RSL Main March and Service
8:00am- Main march starts at Cnr Turton Street and Gager Street, Sunnybank. March concludes at 19 Gager Street, Sunnybank.
8:30am- Main service begins at 19 Gager Street, Sunnybank.