ANZAC Day this Monday, April 25 may not have attracted the hoopla that last year’s centenary of Anzac attracted but as the 100th anniversary of other important events and family tragedies roll by, this year’s 101st observance of Anzac Day is no less important.
Ahead of the main event on Monday, several local schools and other organisations have already marked the occasion and, of course, the sale of Anzac Day badges goes on.
Each year the ANZAC Appeal raises much-needed funds to assist former and serving members of the Australian Defence Forces and their dependents when in need.
One of the first events was held at St Joseph’s Primary School at Korumburra on Thursday where a contingent of RSL members and ex-service personnel conducted a solemn service which included a flag raising and live bugle playing.
President of the Korumburra RSL Kevin Moon presented the school with a copy of the recently completed reference book, ‘Far From Home’ which he said had completely changed his approach to the Anzac Day ceremony and its commemoration in the town because he now knew not only the names of those inscribed on the cenotaph but also where they came from, who they were and what happened to them.