28th Field of Remembrance dedication ceremony and Anzac Day Service
A message from Australian War Widows (ACT) Inc.
For the last 28 years, on the Friday prior to Anzac Day, the ACT Branch of the Australian War Widows has held an Anzac Day service in the grounds of the Sir Leslie Moreshead Manor, El Alamein Village, Lyneham.
This year, the service was well attended, including by representatives of the Chiefs of Navy, Army and Air Force, the federal and ACT governments, as well as several embassies, and high commissions and ex-service organisations.
The Master of Ceremonies, Richard Cruise, led the service and widows Mrs Patricia Quiggin and Annette Sadler recited prayers. Wreaths were laid and families were given the opportunity to lay a cross for their loved one on the Field of Remembrance.
Following the service, refreshments were provided by RSL Life Care in the dining room of the Sir Leslie Moreshead Manor. We thank Ms Kerry Morris of RSL LifeCare for organising this memorable event each year.
Members of the ACT Branch of Australian War Widows are working with the ACT Government to recognise War Widows Day in the ACT on 19 October 2023. The chosen day is the birthday of the founder of War Widows Guild Mrs Jessie Vasey. Queensland and New South Wales had their inaugural day in 2022.
For more information, contact State President Robynne Mitchell at actwarwidows [at] outlook.com.
Below: AWWACT State President Robynne Mitchell (6th from right) and other VIPs attend the ceremony. (Image: RSL LifeCare)