Council marks ANZAC Day with virtual Commemoration Ceremony

Council marks ANZAC Day with virtual Commemoration Ceremony

Liverpool City Council will be hosting a virtual ANZAC Day Commemoration Ceremony at 10am on Sunday 25 April. The online ceremony will ensure Council’s ANZAC Day celebrations are accessible for all.

Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said, “ANZAC Day reminds us of the sacrifice of others and of community. We must mark ANZAC Day differently this year, but the warmth and gravity of the occasion will always remain.”

“Despite recent relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions in NSW, the health and wellbeing of the community, particularly our local veterans, remains our fundamental priority.”

Council’s ANZAC Day Commemoration Ceremony will be streamed on the Liverpool City Council and Liverpool RSL sub-Branch Facebook pages. Leading the reflection and remembrance will be Major Walter Robinson OAM.

The event’s Master of Ceremonies, Major Robinson was a member of the Australian Army for over thirty years with a large majority of his time based at the former Steele Barracks with the Royal Australian Engineers (RAE).

The ANZAC spirit will also be honoured with displays at Liverpool City Library and Liverpool Regional Museum, remembering Liverpool native Corporal John Hurst ‘Jack’ Edmondson who died in Tobruk during World War II.

Corporal Edmondson earned Australia’s first Victoria Cross in World War II, the highest distinction for bravery awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

The Museum’s Edmondson collection will include a selection of original artefacts including unseen photographs and letters.

For more information about the ANZAC Day program arranged by the Liverpool RSL sub-Branch, please call branch Secretary Catherine Cranny on 0415 823 842, or the Membership Office on (02) 9822 4555.

About Major Walter Robinson

Mayor Walter Robinson OAM (Rt’d) was a member of the Australian Army for over thirty years with a large majority of his time based at the former Steele Barracks with the Royal Australian Engineers.

Since leaving the service in the early 1990s, he has been actively involved with Cabra-Vale Diggers Club, Campbelltown RSL and Mounties in Mount Pritchard. He has also been an active member with the NSW RSL and the RAE Association.

Major Robinson continues to be actively involved in the promotion and commemoration of the military history of Liverpool, playing a significant role in the organisation of commemorative services and community engagement activities. This includes increasing the involvement of multicultural groups in ANZAC Day services and other significant commemorations.