Commemorating Anzac Day and Centenary of the Battles on the Western Front
Friday, 21 April 2017
Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan has encouraged the Stirling community to pause on Anzac Day to honour the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women.
Mr Keenan said multiple services will be held across the community to pay respect to those who have served or who continue to serve in the defence of Australia.
“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,” Mr Keenan said.
“On Anzac Day, I encourage Stirling residents 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.
“Let us all take time to pause, reflect and remember the men and women, past and present, who have served in our Army, Navy and Air Force. We are forever grateful.”
2017 marks the centenary of the Battle of Bullecourt in France, the Battle of Messines, the Battle of Polygon Wood and the Battle of Beersheeva, as well as the 75th anniversaries of the Fall of Singapore, the Bombing of Darwin and the Kokoda campaign —all important events from Australia’s history that this nation will never forget.
Mr Keenan 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 on 1800 011 046.
Local Stirling Services include:
Monday 24th April
2:00pm Anzac Day Service, Memorial Hall, corner of Beaufort and Salisbury Streets, followed by light refreshments at Memorial Hall, corner of Grand Promenade and Craven Street.
Tuesday 25th April
5.50am Dawn Service, State War Memorial, Fraser Ave, Kings Park.
7:00am Gunfire Breakfast, Stirling Gardens, St Georges Terrace.
9:00am Anzac Day Parade, corner of Barrack St and St Georges Terrace.
11:00am Anzac Day Commemorative Service, Langley Park off Victoria Street.
Dawn service to begin immediately following State service, Jewish War Memorial, Kings Park, Fraser Ave.
6.00am Dawn Service at Cenotaph outside RSL, 68 Sylvia Street, Nollamara.
6.30am Gunfire Breakfast inside RSL Hall.
12.30pm Light lunch.
2.00pm Two-up inside RSL Hall.
4.00pm Live music.
North Beach RSL
5.45am Anzac Day Dawn Service, Charles Riley Memorial Reserve, corner of North Beach Rd and Kitchener St, North Beach.
Mt Lawley/Inglewood RSL
8.00am Anzac Day Service, Mt Lawley Cenotaph, corner of Queens Street & Clifton Crescent.
8.45am Gunfire Breakfast, Mt Lawley Bowls Club Breakfast (bookings required).
Osborne Park RSL
6.30am Short March stepping off 6.35am from Hamilton Street to Sub-Branch Memorial for a Service, and Tiger Moth aircraft flyover at the Slouch Hat Memorial on the corner of Cape and Main Street, Osborne Park.
Followed by a donation Gunfire Breakfast (sausage sizzle) with refreshments available.
Mt Hawthorn RSL
10.30am March east from corner of Scarborough Beach Road and Flinders Street to Axford Park.
11.05am Service, Axford Park followed by the Last Post and laying of floral tributes.
12.00pm Light refreshments for the community.
12.30pm Sub-Branch luncheon.
12.30pm Anzac Day Service, The Hall, Yokine Bowling Club, 10 Wordsworth
Ave, Yokine. Followed by sausage sizzle and game of bowls.
3:00pm Anzac Day Service, Memorial Garden, corner of Shearn Cres and Millcrest St, Doubleview.
Further information about Anzac Day and the Anzac Centenary can be found on the Anzac Centenary website at anzaccentenary.gov.au and at anzacportal.gov.au.