City of Lismore RSL Sub-Branch secretary Wilson McClelland is encouraging people to buy Anzac Day badges.
City of Lismore RSL Sub-Branch secretary Wilson McClelland is encouraging people to buy Anzac Day badges.

Anzac Day: buy a badge of honour

While WWII may be well and truly be over, there are still diggers and their families who rely on the City of Lismore RSL Sub-Branch for welfare, nursing home visits, and pension help and support.

Which is why Sub-Branch secretary Wilson McClelland is encouraging people to buy an Anzac Day badge next week.

“This is a way to honour those soldiers who went to war and ensure their families are cared for,” Wilson said. “It’s our role to make sure we can provide welfare for ex-service personnel and their families for many years to come.”

Volunteers will be out selling Anzac Day badges next Wednesday to Friday, April 21-23 in Lismore and Goonellabah. Next Thursday, April 22, volunteers will do a round of the industrial estates and Wilson desperately needs more volunteers, just for a couple of hours, on this day. Anyone who can help should phone Wilson on 6621 3851 between 8am and 11am before Tuesday, April 20.

As always, the City of Lismore RSL Sub-Branch has organised a variety of events to commemorate Anzac Day.

The Dawn Service will be held at 5am on Sunday, April 25, at the Lismore War Memorial near the Memorial Baths. Veterans wishing to march should form up at the Old Post Office at 4.45am.

This year the main march and service will be held one hour later than usual, with the march up Molesworth Street beginning at 10am and the ceremony and wreath laying service to follow at the Lismore cenotaph.

For more information or to arrange transport for veterans, phone 6621 3851.


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