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Published on 22 April 2020

Anzac Day

While Anzac Day commemorations may not be proceeding as normal due to COVID-19 restrictions, Council still recognises Anzac Day as one of Australia’s most important national commemorative occasions.

It marks the anniversary of the first military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. We pay our respects to the significant sacrifice and suffering of all those who have served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations from Australia and New Zealand.

As a sign of respect Council placed wreaths at the following cenotaphs:

  • Cenotaph at Caulfield Park;
  • Memorial at McKinnon Memorial Gardens;
  • Memorial at Bentleigh Hodgson Reserve;
  • Memorial Garden at the eastern end of Koornang Park; and
  • Cenotaph at corner Drummond Street and Atherton Roads, Oakleigh.

Our community members are encouraged to stand at the end of their driveway to observe a minute’s silence at 6am on Saturday 25 April to reflect and commemorate the sacrifice of our service people.

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