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Celebrating 97 years of service to our veteran’s families

Posted on | By Larissa Churchill

September 25 marks Legacy’s official 97th birthday.

The Legacy promise was made nearly a century ago, forging an enduring commitment from one mate to another to care for our veterans’ families.

Major General Sir John Gellibrand and Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Savige were instrumental in setting up initial Clubs in Hobart and Melbourne. Due to their commitment and enthusiasm for the cause, the movement grew – and in 1925 Legacy turned its focus to care for the children of deceased ex- servicemen.

Today, Legacy looks after 48,000 beneficiaries nationally, and with over 4,000 volunteers Legacy provides caring and compassionate support for the families of Australian Defence Force men and women who have lost their life or health.

For as long as Australian servicemen and women risk their lives, Legacy will be there for their families.

Read more about Legacy’s history here:

Larissa Churchill
Larissa Churchill