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Commemorate the Anzac Centenary by attending a service this Anzac Day

17 April 2015

This Anzac Day marks the centenary of the Gallipoli landings and remembers the servicemen and women who have served in all wars, conflicts, and peace-keeping operations. Residents can pay their respects by attending a commemoration service being held throughout the region on Saturday 25 April.

Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Ray Brown said this year’s regional Anzac Day services and events will be a time for the community to honour Australian men and women who have served, continue to serve, or sacrificed their lives for our country.

“This Anzac Day, I encourage visitors, local residents and community groups to come together to attend and take part in Anzac Day services happening across our region, so as to pay their respects and show their appreciation for the service and sacrifice their fellow Australians have made,” he said.

“The centenary of the Gallipoli landings is an important and significant milestone for all Australians, and this year our community will have the opportunity to not only remember the original ANZACs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but also commemorate more than 100 years of service by Australian servicemen and women.

“The Dawn Services, Street Parades and Commemoration Services are an opportunity for us to support one another, reflect, remember and pay tribute. I strongly encourage residents to visit the Our Western Downs website for a full list of regional Anzac Day services and events or call 1300 COUNCIL.

“On behalf of Council, I would like to thank local RSL sub-branches and community groups for generously giving their time to help plan and coordinate this year’s services around the region.”

Councillors will be attending ceremonies 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 www.ourwesterndowns.com/anzac-day-2015.

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