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On Friday 29 May, the New South Wales Senior Management Team accompanied CEO, Graeme Prior to Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s 73rd Anniversary Commemoration Service of the night war came to Sydney. This event is held each year at the Defence of Sydney Monument at North Head in Manly.
The NSW Senior Management Team, CEO Graeme Prior and Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
We were very honoured as a group to be able to host Mr Greg Adam, husband of Glenwood Aged Care Home resident, Mrs Nolene Adam. Greg completed his national service in the Australian Army in 1956, following in his father Bill Adam’s footsteps who served in the Australian Infantry Forces seeing action in Bougainville, Torikina and a number of other locations in the Solomon Islands Region. Greg proudly displayed his father’s WWII medals at the Commemoration Service and says ’I was most impressed with the Commemoration Service and to have an opportunity to meet Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his wife Margie. I was honoured to be invited to join Graeme Prior in the wreath laying ceremony on behalf of Hall and Prior on the day.’
Special guest speakers included host Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Vice Admiral David Johnston AM RAN, The St Aloysius College Cadet Unit, COL John Platt CSC and Reverend Dr Max Wood. Some of the staff had the opportunity to meet our 'first lady' Margie Abbot and were able to have a good chat and photo opportunity.
CEO Graeme Prior and returned serviceman Greg Adam.
It was a great day for all in attendance as we continue to commemorate and keep the Anzac spirit alive within our Hall & Prior homes.