ANZAC Day Across the Cootamundra Electorate

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging the community to participate in local services and events being held across the electorate this Anzac Day.

“As dawn awakens on April 25th, we stand in solemn silence to mark our respect and to honour and remember those who have served our Nation in past conflicts, and to thank those who are serving our Nation to this day,” Ms Cooke said.

“With commemorative events being held across the globe, it is very special for us to see a return of local services and events in many of our towns and villages following the disruption of Covid-19 in recent years.”

A day of quiet reflection, Anzac Day is also one of community, to gather to recognise the service and sacrifice of local men and women, many of whom are remembered as family and friends.

“We will listen to their stories and hear their enduring message, like that which is reflected on the four pillars at Kokoda; a message of Courage, Endurance, Mateship, and Sacrifice, and one which truly embodies the Anzac spirit,” Ms Cooke said.

“As we take this opportunity to come together, I also wish to recognise our RSL Sub-branches, Veterans organisations and volunteers who make every effort to ensure this important day continues to be central to the community calendar.”

On Anzac Day, Ms Cooke will be joining the Wombat community for their Dawn Service, before the mid-morning March and Commemorative Service at Cootamundra, followed by the Coolamon RSL Sub-branch Anzac luncheon and an afternoon Commemorative Service to be held at the Barellan Cenotaph.