Anzac Day message from Mayor John Leggett

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Anzac Day message from Mayor John Leggett

  • Date 2:00 PM Tuesday 21 April 2020
  • Type COVID-19

Anzac Day is an important event in our community.

The turnout to the services held around our region reflects the increasing interest in this national day.

Sadly, this year the public health risk of coming together to pay our respects is too great. Many of the returned servicemen and women who would normally be the honoured guests at our Anzac services are also those who are at greatest risk.

But that does not mean the day will pass unmarked.

From our bubbles we can all become part of the audience for the national dawn service, “Stand at Dawn” organised by the RSA and the NZ Defence Force.

We may not be able to have a traditional commemoration this year, but we can still recall with honour and respect those who gave up their lives, their health and their futures.

To all who have served our nation, in conflict and in peacekeeping, we owe a great debt of gratitude.

We will remember them.

John Leggett
Mayor of Marlborough