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ANZAC Day Commemorated at Macquarie Care Centre Bathurst

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On 17 April, Macquarie Care Centre honoured the memory of those who paid the supreme sacrifice whilst serving our country in a time of war with a special service for the residents and their families on the grounds.

The service was attended by The Hon Paul Toole MP, Minister for Regional Transport and Roads and local member for Bathurst; and Cr. Graeme Hanger OAM, Mayor of Bathurst who both also spoke on the day.

Whilst there are no ex servicemen or women currently in Macquarie Care, Sharyn Ryan, Residential Manager, paid homage to many of the migrants, from England, Poland, Italy, Germany and Czechoslovakia, who came to Bathurst following the war to make a new life for themselves in Australia.

“They all brought a rich tapestry of culture and traditions which has given Bathurst a true multicultural depth and added to its own heritage as well as working incredibly hard to contribute to the growth and development in the area,” said Sharyn.

The service began with a performance of a medley of songs by the Macquarie Male Singers, followed by readings and prayers with addresses from our dignitaries who recognised the love, care, compassion and camaraderie shown to the lives of individuals and their families and who, in the spirit of Anzac, are involved in the community and contributing to lives of the people of Bathurst.