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April 21, 2010

Gippslanders are being urged to show their respect for Australian service personnel this ANZAC Day and reflect at one of the many commemoration services to be held across the region.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said ANZAC Day is one of the most important days in Australia’s history and urged all Gippslanders to show their respect by attending commemoration services in their local communities.

“ANZAC Day is an opportunity to pay tribute to the sacrifice, bravery and spirit of those who have lost their lives in battle as well as those who have served and returned or remain involved in conflict and peacekeeping missions,” Mr Chester said.

“Monday will mark the 88th anniversary of the ANZAC Day dawn service which was held by war veterans to honour their mates lost in battle.

“It is a special occasion which gives Gippslanders the opportunity to pay tribute to the efforts of servicemen and women from our local communities.”

Mr Chester said ANZAC Day commemoration services will be held across the region to mark the occasion on Monday.

“As we pay tribute to those we have lost, we honour the unique character of our nation’s brave men and women who helped shape our nation and provided the way of life we are able to enjoy today,” Mr Chester said.

“We will never forget their sacrifice.”

ANZAC Day commemoration services for Monday, April 25, 2011.

Morwell – 12noon at the Morwell War Memorial on the corner of Tarwin and Elgin Street.

Traralgon – 11am at the Traralgon War Memorial at the Kay Street Gardens.

Maffra – 11am at the Maffra Cenotaph on Johnson Street.

Sale – 10:45am in the forecourt of the Sale Memorial Hall on Macalister Street.

Yarram – 10:30am march down Commercial Road followed by a ceremony at the Regent Theatre and wreath laying at the Yarram Cenotaph on Commercial Road.

Bairnsdale – 11am at the Bairnsdale Cenotaph on Main Street.

Lakes Entrance – 11am at the Lakes Entrance Cenotaph on Marine Parade.

Orbost – 10am at the Orbost Cenotaph on Nicholson Street.

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