Sunday, 24 April 2022

Anzac Day a time to pause and reflect

Tomorrow, on Anzac Day, communities across the Hinkler electorate will pause to remember the sacrifice of all those Australians who have given their lives in the service of our nation and thank all current and former men and women of our Defence force. 

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said our region has a proud tradition of coming together on Anzac Day to pay tribute to the fallen and defence personnel past and present. 

“At local cenotaphs and at RSLs from Bundaberg through to Hervey Bay we will pause to recognise and honour the service of the men and women of our region,” Mr Pitt said. 

“We will remember the more than 102,000 men and women who gave their lives in the service of our nation and thank them for their service. 

“To the troops currently serving here and overseas, we too thank them for their service. 

“This Anzac Day, I encourage everyone to come together, wear a sprig of rosemary or a red poppy, to show your support for our serving defence forces and pay tribute to our veterans. 

“Anzac Day can be a challenging time for veterans and for the families of those who have served, so I would also encourage Australians to reach out to the veterans and their families in your community to ensure they have the support they need.” 

Anyone needing support at this time should reach out to Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling on 1800 011 046, or visit the website at openarms.gov.au. 

To find an Anzac Day service being held in the Bundaberg region visit: https://www.whatsonbundaberg.com.au/downloads/file/41/anzac-day-2022  or in Hervey Bay you can find a listing at: https://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/anzac-day 

If you are unable to attend a service you can watch or listen to the dawn service held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on ABC and via the memorial’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AWMemorial. 

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