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October 27, 2011

A crowd of around 100 have attended Veterans’ Health Week celebrations at Cockatoo Rise War Veterans Retreat near Sarsfield this week.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester spoke at the function and congratulated Cockatoo Rise owners Greg and Anne Carter for their contribution to the veteran community.

“It’s an extraordinary act of generosity by the Carters to provide facilities at their property for veterans and their families to enjoy some time together,” Mr Chester said.

“As a nation we are forever grateful to the men and women who don the uniform and serve in conflicts around the world.

“An occasion like Veterans’ Health Week provides an important opportunity for veterans and their families to get together in a social situation and support each other.”

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