Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson today encouraged the Corangamite community to remember Australian servicemen and women from all wars and conflicts.
Ms Henderson said services will be held across the electorate including Geelong, Queenscliff, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Winchelsea, Inverleigh, Colac, Torquay, Anglesea and Lorne.
“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,” Ms Henderson said.
Ms Henderson said Anzac Day is one of the most important dates in our commemorative calendar.
“Anzac Day 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,” Ms Henderson said.
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 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,” Ms Henderson 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/
Details of local Anzac Day services in Corangamite
9.15am March, service & wreath laying
March from cnr of Noble St & Great Ocean Rd, service at Anglesea RSL
6.00am Dawn Service, cnr of Great Ocean Rd & Nelson St
10.45am March, commencing at cnr of Great Ocean Rd & Moore St
11.00am Service & wreath laying, cnr of Great Ocean Rd & Nelson St
6.00am Dawn Service, Bannockburn Monument
11.30am Pre-match service, Bannockburn Golf Club
8.45am March, service & wreath laying. March commences cnr Hitchcock Av & Bridge Rd
6.00am Dawn Service, Beeac Cenotaph
Birregurra (Note: Friday 24th April)
1.00pm Service, school children assemble in front of Birregurra Hall
6.00am Dawn Service, Memorial Square, Colac
10.00am March, cnr of Gellibrand & Murray St to St Mary’s
11.00am Service & wreath laying, Memorial Square
4.15am Pre-Dawn Service, Johnstone Park
9.00am Anzac Day Mass, St Mary’s Basilica
9.30am Wreath laying, Geelong RSL, 50 Barwon Heads Rd, Belmont
11.00am March, leave cnr of Malop & Yarra St
11.30am Service, Johnstone Park
2.00pm Pre-Game Dedication Service, Geelong Past Players Memorial Garden, Kardinia Park
Boer War Memorial, Geelong
6.30am Dawn Service, Boer War Memorial, Corner of Kilgour Street and Latrobe Terrace
9.15am March, RSL to monument for wreath laying & service. Retire to Inverleigh
Public Hall for Anzac address & morning tea
12.15pm Pre-Game Service, Inverleigh Football Ground
7.00am Dawn Service, Anzac Memorial Park
11.00am March, Lorne Senior Citizens Hall to Anzac Park for service & wreath laying
9.45am Service, Meredith Memorial Hall
6.00am Dawn Service, Ocean Grove Cenotaph
9.45am March, The Terrace to Ocean Grove Park
5.45am Dawn Service, Ocean View car park, Hesse St
10.15am March, assemble at Queenscliff Post Office
10.45am Form up & march to Fort Queenscliff
11.00am Service, on the green inside Fort Queenscliff
8.30am March, assemble at Point Lonsdale shops
8.40am Form up & march to cnr Kirk & Glaneuse Rd
9.00am Commemorative Service at Cenotaph
6.00am Dawn Service, Corindhap
10.45am March, RSL Hall for wreath laying ceremony, Main St, Rokewood
7.45am Service & wreath laying, monument, Main Rd
7.00am Service & wreath laying, Teesdale Monument
5.45am March, cnr The Esplanade & Price St to Point Danger
6.00am Dawn Service, Point Danger
10.00am Service & wreath laying, Eastern Reserve
10am Service, Wye River cenotaph