Soldier On Honours our ANZACs and Contemporary Veterans in Commemorations

This ANZAC Day, Soldier On honours the legacy of our ANZACs and acknowledges the continued sacrifices made by our contemporary veterans every day.

This year, Soldier On will be hosting a virtual commemorative service to honour our service men and women. Soldier On’s 2021 Commemorative Service is supported by Lt Gen Peter Leahy AC (Ret’d), Chief

of the Defence Force General Angus J. Campbell, AO, DSC, as well as His Excellency, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC and will include readings and messages from Soldier On Ambassadors together with material sourced from the Australian War Memorial.

The ANZAC Day Commemorative Service will be available from 6:00am on 25 April 2021 via the Soldier On website. Soldier On has also partnered with Aussies and Kiwis for ANZACs to raise funds for our veteran community.  A free commemorative pin is available with every donation above $10 to Soldier On’s In Their Honour Appeal.

Donations to the In Their Honour appeal will go towards supporting our serving and ex-serving members and their families, allowing Soldier On to provide a greater range of life saving support services to more participants.

Through the appeal, Soldier On is sharing the stories of our contemporary veterans who have carried on the spirit of the ANZACs in their service today. The organisation has also created public resources, including school materials and activities, which aim to educate our younger generation on our ANZACs and the continued work of today’s ADF members.  

“More than 100 years on, our brave service men and women continue to carry the spirit of the ANZACs. Australia’s contemporary veterans and their families face significant struggles throughout and following their service. Soldier On works to support our veteran community through the provision of health and wellbeing, employment, education and social connection support services,” said Soldier On CEO, Ivan Slavich.

“This ANZAC Day we are asking our community to stand with our contemporary veterans, make a donation In Their Honour and support them in securing their futures,” Mr Slavich added.