Today I launched the Tasmanian program to commemorated 100 years of service and sacrifice by Australian men and women in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations since World War One.
The Liberal Government has developed a Centenary brand that creates a unified visual symbol for government agencies, ex-service organisations and community groups to use when promoting Centenary commemoration initiatives and activities.
The Liberal Government encourages the community to use the branding for any non-commercial or non-profit purposes that commemorate the Centenary.
The current Steering Committee, chaired by Ms Pat Leary, has recognised an increased interest in and awareness of the Centenary by the Tasmanian Community following ANZAC Day 2014.
I commend the appointment of Mr Robert Dick, Mr Reg Watson and Mr Brian Harper as additional members to the Committee to ensure the Liberal Government is well placed to manage the increase in demand. Mr Dick has also been appointed as Co-Chair alongside the current Chair Ms Pat Leary. The first meeting of the extended Committee will be held on Thursday 24 July 2014.
An Ecumenical Church Service has been planned for Monday 4 August 2014 to commemorate the day, 100 years ago, when Great Britain declared war on Germany, and Australia committed to supplying a military force to what is now known as World War One.
Tasmanian Community members are invited to attend the service at St David's Cathedral in Hobart. Further details will be advertised at www.centenaryofanzac.tas.gov.au.