FORMER Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel on the Sunshine Coast had the opportunity to come together with their mates for a free visit to Australia Zoo on yesterday, November 18.
Through a partnership between Australia Zoo and the federal Member for Fisher, Andrew Wallace, entry was free for veterans plus one guest each on presentation of a veteran lapel pin or a white or gold veteran card.
Mr Wallace said the past two years have been a tough time for all of us but for many veterans it had been particularly challenging.
Sunshine Coast Veterans Day provides an opportunity for veterans to reconnect with mates who understand their experiences.
“The federal Minister for Veterans Affairs Andrew Gee was also there to meet local former ADF members to hear about their experiences over the past few years and join them in enjoying a day at the zoo,” Mr Wallace said.
Australia Zoo is open from 9am–5pm each day.