Respect: Fairfield Mayor Frank Carbone attended three Anzac Day services across Fairfield. Picture: Anna WarrFairfield Mayor Frank Carbone has championeda donation by Fairfield City Council to support local RSL clubs in future Anzac Day commemorations.
Mayor Carbone made the proposal in this week’s Council meetingto assist local clubsto buy equipment and pay for future Anzac Day services to commemorate the fallen.
The proposalwas unanimously approved by Council.
Under the proposal,$1000 will be donated to four local RSL sub branches –Canley Heights RSL, Smithfield RSL, Cabra Vale Diggers and Fairfield RSL.
The donationswill be sourced from the Mayoral Community Benefit Fund.
This year Mayor Carbone attended the Cabra Vale Diggers Dawn Service on Anzac Day, followed by services at Canley Heights RSL and Mounties.
He said that the number of local residents attending the ceremoniesshowed the continued importance of Anzac Day to the local community.
“Anzac Day is a very patriotic day, a day to remember those that have given so much for all of us as individuals but also as a nation,” Mayor Carbonesaid.
“I was very proud to attend numerous ceremonies and to see many community memberspay their respects to those that fought so hard to give us the way of life we have today.”
“There were a lot of people that attended.
“I think that just goes to show that the Anzac spirit is alive and well and it truly does have a connection with local residents.”
Meanwhile, Fairfield will go to the polls on September 10 for the scheduled ordinarylocal government elections.
Councils that are subject to the merger proposal, which does not include Fairfield,will wait for the outcome of the review process before going to the polls in March 2017.
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