19 Apr Anzac Day 2009 – A time to Remember
Photo (from right) : Punchbowl Ex-Services Vice-President John Larsen, Canterbury Deputy Mayor Councillor Karl Saleh, Veteran Ray Harris and Veteran Jack Little.
Anzac Day was celebrated in Punchbowl with more than 200 people joining in the proceedings at Punchbowl Ex-Services and Community Club.
Members of the community also participated in the service held at the club, which included speeches by Banks Labour Federal MP Daryl Melham, and City of Canterbury Deputy Mayor Councillor Karl Saleh representing Canterbury Mayor, and State Member for Lakemba, Cr Robert Furolo.
Crl Saleh , who was joined by Federal MP for Banks Daryl Melham said that the service attracted not just ex-service personnel, but people of all ages, and of other nationalities.
“I am pleased to see the different generations attending the Anzac Day service each year,” he said.
“It is one of Australia’s most important occasions – it allows us to remember and recognise those who have stood before us to service and protect Australia.”
“It’s a time of great pride in our nation, and to credit our servicemen and women both past and present and let them know that their service is remembered, appreciated and honoured,” Cr Saleh said.