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Commemorate our brave servicemen and women this Anzac Day

20 April 2016

Pay tribute to Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women this Anzac Day by attending a commemorative service. Photo credit: Maria Keating

Pay tribute to Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women this Anzac Day by attending a commemorative service. Photo credit: Maria Keating

This Anzac Day our communities will honour significant battles involving Australians on the Western Front as part of continuing commemorative services to mark the Anzac Centenary.

Residents and visitors can pay their respects to the selfless men and women who have bravely served and continue to serve our country by attending a commemoration service being held throughout the Western Downs on Monday 25 April.

  • This year’s regional Anzac Day services and events will be a time for the community to honour and show their appreciation for the service and sacrifice their fellow Australians have made;
  • With a multitude of commemorative events happening across the region, this year our communities will continue to mark 100 years since our involvement in the First World War commemorating the battles of the Western Front;
  • Residents and community groups are invited to lay their own wreath during commemoration services. If you’d like to lay a wreath please call 1300 COUNCIL.

Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Paul McVeigh encourages visitors, local residents and community groups to come together to attend and take part in Anzac Day services happening across our region.

“The Dawn Services, Street Parades and Commemorative Services are an opportunity for us to support one another, reflect, remember and pay tribute to the generations of Australian servicemen and women who have defended our values and freedoms, in all wars, conflicts, and peace-keeping operations,” he said.

“This year, as part of continuing commemorative services to mark the Anzac Centenary, our residents will have the opportunity to remember the original ANZACs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, with some of our communities hosting special events marking the centenary of the Western Front battles in the First World War.

“I strongly encourage our residents and visitors to come along to a service this Anzac Day, if you would like to lay your own wreath at a commemoration service please contact our Community Development Team on 1300 COUNCIL.”

Councillors will be attending ceremonies across the region to pay their respects and lay wreaths.

For the full list of Anzac Day services and ceremonies to be held in the Western Downs region visit Council’s Special Events page.

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