Following a year severely impacted by COVID-19, it was even more moving than usual to be able to once again commemorate ANZAC Day alongside the Epping community.
Various events across the electorate were held to pay tribute to those who served and continue to serve in the defence of our nation and our way of life.
On Sunday 18 April, I attended an ANZAC commemorative service organised by the Epping RSL Sub-Branch and held at the Epping Club. The service was followed by a military parade leading down to the cenotaph at Boronia Park where wreaths were laid by community representatives.
On ANZAC Day itself, the Epping RSL Sub-Branch hosted a Dawn Service held at Forest Park in Epping, followed by a breakfast back at the Epping Club.
Special thanks is due as ever to John Curdie OAM, President of the Epping RSL Sub-Branch, and to Peter Saez, CEO of the Epping Club, for their tireless work in helping to organise these two occasions.
Later that afternoon, I was privileged to attend the Beecroft Community ANZAC Day ceremony held at the Beecroft cenotaph. My thanks to John Simpson for organising that event.
Lest We Forget.