Council marks ANZAC Day with virtual Commemoration Ceremony
Liverpool City Council will be hosting a virtual ANZAC Day Commemoration Ceremony at 10am on Sunday 25 April. The online ceremony will ensure Council’s ANZAC Day celebrations are accessible for all.
Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said, “ANZAC Day reminds us of the sacrifice of others and of community. We must mark ANZAC Day differently this year, but the warmth and gravity of the occasion will always remain.”
“Despite recent relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions in NSW, the health and wellbeing of the community, particularly our local veterans, remains our fundamental priority.”
Council’s ANZAC Day Commemoration Ceremony will be streamed on the Liverpool City Council and Liverpool RSL sub-Branch Facebook pages. Leading the reflection and remembrance will be Major Walter Robinson OAM.
The event’s Master of Ceremonies, Major Robinson was a member of the Australian Army for over thirty years with a large majority of his time based at the former Steele Barracks with the Royal Australian Engineers (RAE).
The ANZAC spirit will also be honoured with displays at Liverpool City Library and Liverpool Regional Museum, remembering Liverpool native Corporal John Hurst ‘Jack’ Edmondson who died in Tobruk during World War II.
Corporal Edmondson earned Australia’s first Victoria Cross in World War II, the highest distinction for bravery awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
The Museum’s Edmondson collection will include a selection of original artefacts including unseen photographs and letters.