Lest we forget

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GLENORCHY’S three ANZAC Day events have been hailed as a resounding success, with big crowds turning out
to pay their respects and honour the extraordinary sacrifice of our service men and women and their families.

This year’s event marked 108 years since the first soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the shores
of Gallipoli, giving birth to the ANZAC spirit of mateship, bravery and sacrifice.

More than 400,000 Australians enlisted in World War 1, including 15,484 from Tasmania – of whom an estimated 3000 were killed.

ANZAC Day has since come to recognise more than 100,000 Australian service men and women who have lost their lives in military operations carried out in our country’s name.

ANZAC Day in Glenorchy began at the Claremont War Memorial, where the Claremont RSL hosted
a moving dawn service. That was followed later in the morning by a well-attended 9am parade and service.

The Glenorchy City Council’s annual ANZAC Day event then began on Council Lawns at 11am.

“It is a great honour to host this service and represent the people of Glenorchy,” Mayor Bec Thomas said.

“Today is a day of remembrance and a day to honour the sacrifices and contributions made by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I and other conflicts.

“I’d like to acknowledge and deeply thank any ex-service people and their families who are here with us today.”

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