Canberra welcomes Legacy flame
The Legacy Centenary Torch Relay 2023 presented by Defence Health has completed its journey through NSW, visiting Wagga Wagga, Albury and Queanbeyan.
First up was Wagga Wagga where the relay started at the Wagga Wagga Botanical Gardens. After travelling a 9km route, the relay concluded at Wagga Wagga Legacy Club.
Next up was Albury. The relay began at The Army Museum Bandiana and travelled a 10km route before concluding at the SS & A Albury Club’s Eternal Flame with the lighting of the cauldron.
Queanbeyan hosted the final NSW leg of the relay. Starting at Freebody Reserve, the relay began with 98 year old World War II veteran Jack Sealey, cutting the ribbon. Jack served in the Australian Air Force and is one of the last surviving World War II veterans in the area. The Torch then travelled throughout the city before concluding at Queanbeyan Legacy Village.
We were honoured to have television and radio presenter Erin Molan carry the Legacy flame in honour of her late father, former Senator Jim Molan AO, DSC. Jim was a senior officer in the Australian Army and passionate about veterans and their families.
A huge thank you to all of our torch bearers and volunteers who were involved in the NSW relay legs. After seven weeks and 24 relays, the Torch will now make its way to Canberra.
Photos by Csmith Photography