Babcock Australasia will join South Australian Premier Steven Marshall MP, Defence Force personnel, veterans and veterans’ families on Friday 6 November for the annual Legacy SA & Broken Hill Remembrance Walk, led by the Governor Hieu Van Le AC.
Around 200 people are expected to attend the 1.5km walk to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of service personnel both past and present and their families.
Commencing with a minute’s silence at 7.30am, walkers will depart Torrens Parade Ground to walk along King William Rd, North Terrace, Kintore Ave along the ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk, stopping at the Dardanelles Memorial for a wreath laying led by the Governor of South Australia. It will be a COVID safe environment with a strict COVID plan in place and the number of walkers is restricted accordingly.
Babcock Australasia’s Chief Executive Officer, David Ruff, who will participate in the walk, said Babcock’s sponsorship formed part of its broader support for the veterans’ community.
“With a workforce of highly qualified ex-service personnel and active reservists, Babcock understands the importance of events such as the Remembrance Walk for acknowledging the service of our service men and women,” Mr Ruff said.
“Remembrance Day is a time to salute the many who have served and those who continue to serve and protect all Australians and participating in the walk is one way of doing so.”
Babcock recently signed the Veterans’ Employment Commitment, which recognises the skills and experience of veterans, as part of the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program.
Babcock has also formalised its commitment to support veteran employment and wellbeing in Australia and New Zealand by becoming a Soldier On Bronze Pledge Partner for 2020.
“As a defence, aviation and critical services company, we will continue to action our commitment to support the veteran community through recruitment, retention and workplace culture strategies,” Mr Ruff said.
Babcock is proud to sponsor this year’s walk as a Silver Sponsor.