Since the first convoy of servicemen left the shores of Albany in 1914, almost two million men and women have worn with pride the uniforms of the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force and on ANZAC Day, we remember them all.
We remember those that put their country first – our lives before their own. We remember them as they deserve to be remembered: “Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow”.
We celebrate them and what they stand for. We celebrate the great legacy of the ANZACs – a legacy that embodies the very sense of being an Australian: of mateship, of courage and of sacrifice.
Those values are never more important to reflect on than as we continue to rebuild after the pandemic.
Thankfully, we are now able to gather again and mark ANZAC Day locally with services and marches.
I encourage you, if you are able, to take part in a local event.
Local marches and services
Sunday 18 April:
Waverley RSL, 10am – Commemorative March and service, Cenotaph, Kingsway, Glen Waverly
Bayswater RSL, 11am – Commemorative March and Service, 626 Mountain Highway Bayswater
Boronia RSL, 2pm – Commemorative March and Service, Corner of Dorset and Chandler Roads Boronia
Sunday 25 April:
Bayswater RSL 6am – Dawn Service, 626 Mountain Highway Bayswater
Boronia RSL 6am – Dawn Service, 198 Dorset Road Boronia
Waverley RSL 6am – Dawn Service, Original Glen Waverley Cenotaph, Springvale Road, Glen Waverley
Please consider attending a local service. I recommend checking services and event times closer to the date.
Lest we forget.