Anzac Day is an important day for Australia, a day that commemorates those who have fought gallantly in wars and armed conflicts and remembers those who lost their lives to safeguard the values and life we hold so dear.
The Anzac Day tradition stems from 25 April 1915, the day when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula during WWI, and celebrates the values of courage, mateship and resilience that were shown there.
To commemorate this year’s Anzac Day, there will be a number of services happening throughout Baw Baw on Thursday 25 April, including one service taking place in Longwarry on Sunday 21 April from 2pm.
For details about locations, times and temporary road closures, visit www.bawbaswshire.vic.gov.au/anzacday
As stated by Mayor Cr Mikaela Power
“Anzac Day is an opportunity to remember all serviceman and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
“I encourage visitors and residents to attend any of the community commemorative activities across the Shire and pay their respects to those who stood and fought for the independence of this wonderful country of ours. We will remember them.”