The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, will be joining thousands of Knox residents at services commemorating Anzac Day this Friday.
Mr Tudge said services will be held throughout Knox, including Boronia, Bayswater, Ferntree Gully and Rowville.
“Anzac Day allows us all to take a moment to reflect and recognise the men and women who served our nation in wars, conflicts and on peacekeeping operations.”
Mr Tudge said Anzac Day is one of the most important dates in Australia’s commemorative calendar.
“We are grateful to the men and women who have served in our Army, Navy and Air Force, and who have given so much for us.
“It is important to remember and recognise the more than 1.5 million Australians who have served our country since Federation, including the more than 100,000 who never returned home,” Mr Tudge said.
Future commemoration services in Knox will be assisted by the Knox Honour Roll Major Memorial, which will list all the servicemen and women from the Knox area who paid the ultimate sacrifice for Australia.
Anzac Day can however be a difficult time for some, evoking memories of pain and suffering. If you need help, free confidential counselling and crisis support service is available to veterans and current serving ADF members, and their families, 24 hours a day by phoning Veterans’ Line on 1800 011 046.
For information about Anzac Day including historical information, education resources, and on how to organise a local service visit www.dva.gov.au/anzac
Details of local Anzac Day services:
Bayswater RSL Dawn Service Boronia RSL Dawn Service
626 Mountain Hwy, Bayswater 198 Dorset Rd, Boronia
Peregrine Heights Park Dawn Service Stud Park Memorial Service
Quarry Rd, Ferntree Gully Stud Park Shopping Centre
Upwey/Belgrave RSL Dawn Service Waverley RSL Dawn Service
1 Mast Gully Rd, Upwey Glen Waverley Cenotaph
Upwey/Belgrave RSL Commemorative March
Main St, Upwey