Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, is encouraging Territorians to reflect on the service and sacrifice of those who have served our nation on Anzac Day 2018, which marks the 100th anniversary of the last year of the First World War.
Senator Scullion says services will be held across the Northern Territory, including:
- Adelaide River: 5.30am service at war cemetery
- Alice Springs: 6am dawn service at Anzac Hill, 9.45am march from outside council and 10.30am service at Anzac Hill
- Darwin: 6am dawn service at The Cenotaph (The Esplanade) and 9am march
- Humpty Doo: March from Taminmin High School in Challoner Circuit at 9am with the Memorial Service at 9.15am at the Village Green
- Katherine: 6am dawn service at new memorial on Railway Terrace, 9.40am march along Katherine Tce, Victoria Hwy & Railway Tce, 10am service at memorial
- Palmerston: 6am dawn service at Memorial Park and 8.30am march from Bunnings carpark with a morning service at 9.30am (Memorial Park)
- Tennant Creek: 6am dawn service at RSL (50 Schmidt St), march 9.30am from the Transit Centre for 10am service at RSL
Please check with your local RSL sub-branch or council to find your local service times for other communities.
Senator Scullion says Anzac Day is one of the most important dates of the commemorative calendar.
“In this final year of the Anzac Centenary, it is important to pay tribute to the more than 50,000 Australians who fought in Gallipoli in 1915, where the Anzac legend was born, and those who served with honour in all theatres of war,” Senator Scullion said.
“On Anzac Day, I encourage locals to take a moment to reflect and recognise the courage shown by men and women who have served our nation and defended our interests so that we can enjoy the many freedoms we have today.”
The Anzac Centenary commemorates the First World War (2014–2018). Since the first convoy of servicemen left the shores of Albany in 1914, almost two million men and women have worn with pride the uniforms of the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force. On Anzac Day, we remember them.
“Across Australia and around the world, Australians will attend services to salute the bravery, mateship and sacrifice of the men and women who have served for more than a century,” Senator Scullion said.
“We also recognise the many service men and women who are currently serving overseas. We owe our service personnel an immeasurable amount of thanks and I encourage all Australians to participate in Anzac Day commemorations to acknowledge those who have served and continue to serve our country.”
Occasions such as Anzac Day can be difficult for some veterans and their families. Those affected can call the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service which is available 24 hours a day on 1800 011 046.