25 April 2016
Anzac Day 2016
As we approach Anzac Day, it is an opportunity to consider its origins. Between 2014 and 2018, Australia will commemorate 100 years of ANZAC, since our nation’s involvement in the First World War.
Between 2014 and 2018, Australia will commemorate 100 years of ANZAC, since our nation’s involvement in the First World War. Anzac Day is an important event for our Hall & Prior homes each year.
This is a day to stop and reflect on the sacrifices made by the men and women that gave their lives during the World Wars and other conflicts and peacekeeping missions around the world.
The services included hymns, readings from residents, local community members and clergy members, and the laying of wreaths.
Many of our residents have been personally affected by war, making it important to them to have the opportunity to attend a commemoration service. There were so many special moments during this year’s services, here are just a few.
The service held at Clarence Estate is always especially moving, as the town was the departure point for Australian and New Zealand troops bound for Europe in World War I.
Thank you to all our home staff for putting together such memorable days and commemoration services for our residents, clients, their families, and the community.