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Nurses Commemorative Service – a Memorable Event

On Sunday, 13 April 2014, the Nurses Memorial Centre hosted the 67th annual Nurses Commemorative Service which is held to remember nurses past and present, and to honour those who have given their lives in service of their country.

To view the Commemorative Service please click here…..

The gathering of over 125 members, guests and community representatives was addressed by the New Zealand Consular General Mr Daniel Taylor. He spoke of the joint military service history of New Zealand and Australian nurses, with a particular emphasis on the importance of the ‘front line angels’ stories being told, their achievements acknowledged, and their sacrifices recognised.

“Military nurses often worked in remote and dangerous places under difficult conditions, and such service does not come without a cost. Some nurses never returned home, losing their lives to disease or at the hands of the enemy,” said Mr Taylor.

To view the Address please see the video below.

Thank you to all those involved in the event and we encourage you to further support the Nurses Memorial Centre by purchasing a membership.