As we draw near to ANZAC Day and reflect on those who sacrificed their lives for our country, The Bathurst RSL Club is giving locals a timely reminder of what the day is really about.
The team have launched a campaign urging people to 'respect the day'.
"The massive loss of life on the shores of Gallipoli on the 25th of April 1914 symbolises the sacrifices made by our defence personnel in all theatres of conflict, and it is for this reason that ANZAC Day is so important."
- Bathurst RSL
Sadly, many forget the nations values and traditions that show the appreciation for those who gave everything.
With this in mind, the Bathurst RSL Club is urging people to remember the importance of ANZAC Day, and what it stands for.
The club says that while having a drink and a punt honors the Diggers, however, it should be done responsibly and respectfuly.
"It’s not about ‘getting blind and carrying on like a larrikin’. It’s a day to celebrate everything that unites us as a nation, and to remember all of those who fought so hard, to preserve and protect all that we hold dear."
"ANZAC Day is about mateship, respect, loyalty and freedom; and, the acknowledgement that war is terrible, but our way of life is worth fighting for. Remember them…respect the day."