ANZAC Day 2024 A Day Of Remembrance And Gratitude

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix


Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke attended several ANZAC Day events across the region, including the service at Murringo.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has joined hundreds of locals at ANZAC commemorative circles across the region, to pay tribute to Australian service personnel who have served our country in conflicts, wars and peacekeeping operations.

Ms Cooke started the day at the Wombat Dawn Service, where she delivered the keynote address, before marching and laying wreaths at the ANZAC Day service at Murringo, the service at Anderson Park in Young and the afternoon service in Jugiong, where she also addressed the gathering.

“ANZAC Day holds a special place in the hearts of Australians, serving as a poignant reminder of the courage, resilience, and sacrifice displayed by our servicemen and women who helped secure the freedoms we enjoy today and the values we hold dear,” Ms Cooke said.

ANZAC Day signifies the anniversary of the day Australian and New Zealand soldiers landed on Gallipoli in 1915 as part of the Allies’ Invasion during World War One.

“Since the 25th April 1915, over 100,000 Australians have lost their lives in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations,” Ms Cooke said.

“ANZAC Day is a time to honour and remember those Australians who lost their lives for our country, and to also recognise the more than 1.5 million men and women who have served throughout history, as well as those who have contributed through auxiliary roles, both overseas and on the home front.”

Ms Cooke paid tribute to the ongoing dedication and commitment of our modern-day veterans.

“The service and sacrifice of our serving personnel continues to inspire us all, and it is our duty to ensure they receive the support and recognition they deserve,” Ms Cooke said.

“Today, as we stand united in remembrance, let us also express our heartfelt gratitude to the families of our servicemen and women, whose unwavering support and sacrifice should never be taken for granted.”

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