The Angeles City RSL Sub-Branch has for many years, on behalf of the Australian Expat community, conducted some sort of “Australia Day” family function and will continue to do so.
It is generally held on the Sunday closest to the 26th Jan, and will always be advertised well in advance in the Sub-Branch Newsletter, the Blue Book, and via a number of posters displayed in the local bars and hotels.
It is the intention of the committee that we will continue to conduct this event at the Orchid Inn beer garden.
Why do we celebrate Australia Day?
Since 1994 all states and territories celebrate Australia Day together on the actual day. On this day ceremonies welcome new citizens or honour people who did a great service.
On the fun side are BBQs, contests, parades, performances, fireworks and more.
A National Australia Day Council, founded in 1979, views Australia Day as “a day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation” and a “day for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the generations to come”.