Families Of Veterans Guild

Annual Events

At Families of Veterans Guild, we host events for families of veterans each year, offering an opportunity for war widows and broader families to connect or support each other and commemorate together.

Major events held annually, include:
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What’s on

War Widows Program

 

Social Work & Wellbeing Program

Awareness & Advocacy 

 

The Anzac Field of Remembrance

honours and pays tribute to those who have served and gave their lives in service to our nation. In a moving ceremony, widows and guests plant a cross, lay a wreath, and place a rose for those who have served and sacrificed so much.
This poignant service continues to give the widows of war, and their families the opportunity to continue history and the legacy set back in 1952. It also recognises the losses and sacrifice of war widows and families who bare an enormous burden for our nation and their lifelong role in supporting veterans who have fallen, been wounded, injured or with illness.

Member only Events

Members only events such as our AGM are held annually. More information will be shared when available.

War Widows Day

Defence and Veteran families are part of the fabric of Australia – making valuable contributions to our community and advancing social justice issues for over 100 years.
Standing behind and beside our nation’s veterans throughout their service and beyond, war widows and veteran families provide the unwavering support during the ups and downs of military life.
The purpose of War Widows Day is to recognise war widows and widowers in our communities, honouring your contributions and sacrifices in defence of Australia. War Widows Day is the only day on some state commemorative calendars that specifically recognises the role of veterans’ families in your lifelong service and commitment to your loved ones and our nation. This makes it unique and significant.
The feedback we hear from members is that War Widows Day is incredibly special to them. AWWNSW members Di Vogt and Fran Brock recently spoke about last year’s War Widows Day. Di described the service at the cenotaph at Martin Place as “beautiful and emotional” while Fran Brock said, “It was a very touching and moving day.”
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