| April 17, 2024

Kealy to honour ANZACs in Gallipoli

Member for Lowan and Deputy Leader of the Nationals Emma Kealy will today travel to Türkiye to honour soldiers from the Lowan electorate who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Ms Kealy is part of a delegation of Victorian Members of Parliament who will visit the graves of fallen servicemen, with the trip culminating in the dawn service at Gallipoli on Anzac Day.

“I am honoured to have this opportunity to represent our community and pay respects to the brave people who served at Gallipoli and in the former Ottoman Empire,” she said.

“My colleague Tim Bull, the Shadow Minister for Veterans, has researched extensively to identify the graves of fallen soldiers from across the state, and I will be spending time in various war cemeteries to acknowledge the soldiers from the Lowan electorate who were laid to rest abroad.

“Many of those who enlisted were very young, and unaware of the difficult conditions in war and the physical and mental toll they would endure.

“Even still, they fought proudly for Australia and all that represents; a fair, free, and prosperous future for those willing to have a go.

“It is vital that we continue to commemorate their legacy and the sacrifices they made so that we may enjoy the freedoms we do today.

“Lest we forget.”

Ms Kealy will lay a wreath on behalf of the Lowan community at the Gallipoli dawn service.

She has encouraged people to attend their local Anzac Day service to pay their respects to those who have served and continue to serve our country.

A list of Anzac Day services is available at https://rslvic.com.au/anzac-day-services-victoria/


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