Centenary of ANZAC

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Commemorating ANZAC 2015


 

Monday 25 April 2016

2015 to 2018 holds a special significance for Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the World as we look to mark 100 Years since our Nation's involvement in the First World War and to honour those impacted by the events that took place.

Cr Doug Eaton OAM, Mayor of Wyong, encourages everyone to get out and support the Centenary of Anzac Day services and marches across the Shire and recognise this very important milestone in our nation’s history.

“Local RSL Sub Branches have been working very hard to plan for the Anzac celebrations and all events will be going ahead rain or shine,” Mayor Eaton said.

“Plan your trip to local services and marches ahead of Monday as there will be a number of road closures in place to accommodate the expected surge in crowd numbers for this very significant celebration.

Services and marches will be proceeding as planned rain or shine at:

  • Doyalson Wyee RSL
  • The Entrance Long Jetty RSL
  • Ourimbah Lisarow RSL
  • Wyong RSL
  • Toukley RSL

For details on local club events, courtesy bus services and access to dining options, contact your local RSL Club

For more information on road closures and events, go to www.wyong.nsw.gov.au/events or contact Council on 4350 5555.

Anzac Day 2016

Wyong Shire Council ANZAC Centenary flags will be raised at Town Centres and Council buildings to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian serviceman and women in the First World War.  This has been made possible through the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants program.

The Anzac Centenary is a milestone of special significance to all Australians.

The First World War helped define us as people, as a nation and birthed the Legend of the ANZACs.
The Anzac Centenary will not only honour, remember and commemorate those who forged the ANZAC legend on the shores of Gallipoli and the Western Front, but will recognise and honour more than a century of service by Australian Servicemen and Women.

All Australians are encouraged to take the opportunities presented during the program to honour the service and sacrifices of all who have worn our nation's uniform and reflect upon the more than 102,000 service men and women who have made the supreme sacrifice for our Nation and its people.

In our Shire

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Above: Group portrait of hut mates, all members of the 36th Battalion. Members from Central Coast & Hunter Regions- Photo supplied by The War Memorial Australia
 

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Above: Ourimbah Light Horse- Photo courtesy of Wyong Family History Group