Ms Lucy Wicks, Federal Member for Robertson, said the Central Coast community would pause on Anzac Day to honour the service and sacrifice of all Australian men and women who have served in defence of our country.
Ms Wicks said services would be held at Gosford, Terrigal, Empire Bay, Erina, Davistown, Macmasters Beach and across the Peninsula.
This includes Dawn Services at Terrigal, Woy Woy, Gosford and Erina.
Ms Wicks said Anzac Day was one of the most important dates in our calendar.
“More than 50,000 Australians are estimated to have fought in the Gallipoli campaign, where some 8,700 lost their lives and almost 18,000 were wounded,” Ms Wicks said.
“On Anzac Day, I encourage Australians to take a moment and reflect on the brave men and women who have served our nation in all wars, conflicts and on peacekeeping operations.
“I encourage everyone on the Central Coast to attend a service on Anzac Day or take time to pause, reflect and remember those who have served and those who have given their lives for our country.
“We are forever grateful to the men and women, past and present, who have served in our Army, Navy and Air Force.
“This year also marks the centenary of the Battle of Bullecourt in France, the Battle of Messines, the Battle of Polygon Wood and the Battle of Beersheeba, as well as the 75th anniversaries of the Fall of Singapore, the Bombing of Darwin and the Kokoda campaign; they are all important events from our history that this nation will never forget,” Ms Wicks said.
Ms Wicks said any current or former Australian Defence Force personnel who was affected by Anzac Day should contact the Veterans’ and Veterans’ Families Counselling Service, which provides free and confidential counselling 24/7.
Apr 19, 2017
Rebecca Johnstone, office of Lucy Wicks MP