Lest We Forget

Anzac DayOn the 25th of April each year the Mudgee community join with the rest of Australia to pay homage to the ANZACS who fought so courageously for our country, and braved conditions and terrors that are simply beyond the imaginations of most of us.

ANZAC Day is arguably one of Australia’s most important and proud national holidays.  The day allows us time to reflect on the sacrifices that were made by our brave soldiers during the First World War to allow us to remain a democratic and free country, and that are still made by our defence forces today.

If you want to show your ANZAC spirit this year, you can do so by watching the ANZAC Day march, or you might like to attend one of the dawn vigils or memorial services that all serve as a way to commemorate the ANZACS.  There are plenty of services in Mudgee to get involved in:

  • ANZAC Day Dawn Service

6:00am at Robertson Park

  • ANZAC Day March

10:15am departing Club Mudgee, Mortimer Street

This march travels along Mortimer Street, Church Street, Market Street to Robertson Park

  • Hargraves ANZAC Day March

8:15am departing from in front of Hargraves General Store

This march travels down Hill End Road to Memorial.

  • ANZAC Services in Gulgong will be held at ANZAC Park (Corner of Fitzroy and Medley Streets)

We all receive a public holiday on ANZAC Day and it is important that we take some time on this day, no matter how busy our lives are, to either attend a commemorative service or at least to join the nation in a minute’s silence where we can think about how lucky we are to have the freedoms and way of life we have in Australia today.  We will be there proudly watching our 94 year old Grandfather Pat Woods and 90 year old Grandmother Peg Woods march to remember those who served beside them and the sacrifices they made for this country.

Adam Woods & Chandelle Woods

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