Tasmanians Urged To Attend ANZAC Day Services

Guy Barnett, Minister for Veterans Affairs

Tasmanians are urged to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of our veterans on ANZAC day, this Thursday 25 April by attending an ANZAC service in their local community.

Honouring and paying respects to those who have served, fought and died for the freedoms that we enjoy today is the mark of a grateful nation.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Guy Barnett, has encouraged all Tasmanians to attend their local ANZAC Day service.

“This is truly one of the most significant days on our calendar. I encourage Tasmanians to attend one of your local services and commemorate the courage, mateship, service and sacrifice which are symbolic of the ANZAC spirit that was born 109 years ago, on 25 April 1915 at Gallipoli. In World War One more than 15,000 Tasmanians served and an estimated 3,000 were killed,” Minister Barnett said.

“ANZAC services will take place right around the State and I thank RSL Tasmania and their sub branches for organising most of these.

“There are 17,500 veterans in our State and I ask my fellow Tasmanians to reach out and say ‘Thank you for your service’.”

You can access a list of ANZAC Day services around Tasmania here.

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