Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC, today encouraged the Central Coast community to reflect on the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel from all wars and conflicts this ANZAC Day.
A number of commemorative events hosted by the RSL will be held in the Central Coast this year, as we continue to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War and other major events in Australia’s military history including:
- 5.00am Main Service – Doyalson-Wyee RSL Cenotaph
- 5.30am Dawn Service – Ourimbah RSL Club Memorial
- 5.45am Dawn Service – Memorial in Club Wyong RSL forecourt
- 6.00am Dawn Service – War Memorial, 69 Flowers Dr, Catherine Hill Bay
- 6.00am Dawn Service – Memorial Park Gosford
- 9.30am Main Service – Cenotaph, Wyong Town Park
- 11.00am Main Service – Memorial Park Gosford
- 11.30am Main Service – Rising Sun Memorial Swansea RSL
- 11.45am Main Service – Cenotaph, The Entrance
- 2.00pm Main Service – Ourimbah Primary School
Mr MacDonald encouraged the Central Coast community to take the time to pause and remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
“This day gives us all an opportunity to show our eternal gratitude for their service and for the freedoms that we enjoy every day,” said Mr MacDonald.
Travel on public transport to and from Anzac Day events is free for current and ex-Australian Defence Force personnel in uniform, wearing their medals or have proof of military service. Veteran’s families, carers, widows and widowers also travel free.
Across the state, the NSW Government’s Soil Collection Program is taking samples of soil from 1699 places where people enlisted for the Great War. They will be displayed at the refurbished Anzac War Memorial in Hyde Park in 2018.
Visit www.centenaryofanzac.nsw.gov.au for information on commemorative activities taking place throughout NSW.
Scot MacDonald | 02 9230 2393