Remembering courage and mateship this ANZAC Day

THE Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade and Cambridge Primary School will again host an ANZAC Day Service at the Cambridge War Memorial this year to acknowledge those who have served our country.

The service will begin at 10am on ANZAC Day, Tuesday 25 April, at the Cambridge War Memorial, which was designed and constructed by the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade in 2015 to coincide with the ANZAC centenary.

The Memorial features three sandstone pillars dedicated to the Army, Navy and Air Force, and a terrace inscribed with the words “Lest we Forget”.

The memorial is overlooked by a WWII artillery gun and is bordered by a hedge of rosemary plants, representing each of the 23 men from the Cambridge district who served in WWI.

Brigade Chief Dave Menzie said the Brigade feels honoured to be able to again pay respect to those who have served.

“The ANZAC reputation for courage, self-reliance and mateship are values which every volunteer fire brigade across the state values deeply,” he said.

“As the Cambridge community continues to grow, it is important that we come together to remember not only those 23 men from Cambridge who fought for king and country in the first World War, but everyone who has served in defending our nation.”

With ongoing conflict around the world, it is important to remember that we gather not to glorify war, but to acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who contributed so much in shaping the identity of Australia – a country which at the time was even younger than most of those who fought for it.”

This year’s ANZAC Day Service will include guest speakers from the fire brigade, Cambridge Primary School and the local community.

All members of the community are welcome to attend. Anyone who would like to lay a wreath during the service should advise the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade by emailing cambridge.volunteers@fire.tas.gov.au

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