Central Coast residents are being encouraged to attend local ANZAC Day services this Sunday to honour the service and sacrifice of current and former Defence Force personnel.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said many ANZAC Day commemorations are open to the public this year, following the disruptions caused by COVID-19 in 2020.
“It was devastating for many families to not physically gather and commemorate ANZAC Day in 2020,” Mr Crouch said.
“I am really pleased that RSL NSW and the NSW Government have worked together to allow COVID-safe commemorations to proceed.
“2021 marks 106 years since the ANZACs set foot on the shores of Gallipoli and their memory lives on in the Central Coast community.
“The ANZAC spirit is alive and well in our community and I look forward to joining hundreds of people at the services being held across the region.”
Minister for Veterans Geoff Lee said ANZAC Day remains a significant day of remembrance, stemming from the First World War and encompassing conflicts both past and present.
“It’s an opportunity for Veterans, current servicemen and servicewomen and the general public to come together and honour those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom,” Dr Lee said.