Thursday, 20 April 2017

Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts, has encouraged the local community to “”reflect on the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel from all wars and conflicts this ANZAC Day”.


A number of commemorative events will be held in Lane Cove this year, as the nation continues to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War and other major events in Australia’s military history including:


  • The ANZACS of Greece and Crete
  • Pozieres


 “ We should all take the time to pause and remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country,” Mr Roberts said.


This year’s ANZAC Day service will commence at 7:30am in Lane Cove Plaza (it will run for approximately one hour):


“I urge members of our community to consider marching with the medals of family members who have served their country.”


“This day gives us all an opportunity to show our eternal gratitude for their service and for the freedoms that we enjoy every day.”


Minister for Veteran Affairs David Elliott said the courage shown by the first Anzacs and the events that followed were entwined in our national identity and we continue to honour their courage, sacrifice and tenacity.


“Travel on public transport to and from Anzac Day events is free for current and ex-Australian Defence Force personnel in uniform, wearing their medals or have proof of military service. Veteran’s families, carers, widows and widowers also travel free,” said Mr Roberts.


Across the state, the NSW Government’s Soil Collection Program is taking samples of soil from 1699 places where people enlisted for the Great War. They will be displayed at the refurbished Anzac War Memorial in Hyde Park in 2018.