Remembering the Light Horse

May 17, 2016 by J-Wire
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NSW State MP Ron Hoenig and the Mascot RSL Sub-branch have joined Eran Tearosh Chairman of The Society for the Heritage of WWI in Israel and Vicky Gonda from the Israel Tourism Centre in commemorating the Charge of the Australian Light Horse Regiment at Beersheba in 1917.

Vicky Gorda, Eran Tearosh, Paul Graham and Ron Hoenig

Vicky Gonda, Eran Tearosh, Paul Graham and Ron Hoenig

The commemoration ceremony was held at the Light Horse Memorial in Eastlakes, located where the Rosebery Racecourse once stabled a regiment of the Light Horse forces.

Ron Hoenig said: “It was the perfect autumn day to commemorate the ANZAC Light Horse charge and Battle at Beersheba, and especially poignant to do so on the land where the Light Horse regiment was stabled, in Eastlakes.

The Light Horse charge in the Beersheba offensive is a testament to Australian bravery and our armed forces.

Remembrance like this is important, not only to remember those who fell in defence of our nation and our liberties, but to keep the tradition of remembrance alive in our young generations.

Since before federation, Australians have enjoyed liberties and freedoms that around the world other nations fought in the streets for.

Every time we cast a ballot, or change a government we forget how lucky we are to do so without bloodshed in our streets and  outright conflict with our neighbours.

This peace at home is the legacy of our ANZACs”.

Eran Tearosh is the Israel-based chairman of The Society for the Heritage of WWI in Israel is in Australia to deliver a nation-wide roadshow of free talks on the Light Horse Charge that took place almost 100 years ago in Beersheba, Israel.

Tearosh has been brought to Australia by the Israel Travel Centre in conjunction with the Israel Ministry of Tourism and City of Beersheba to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the battle at Beersheba – which represents one of the greatest ANZAC battles and one of the last great cavalry charges in history.


One Response to “Remembering the Light Horse”
  1. Eleonora Mostert says:

    Does that mean Tearosh will be visiting Tamworth and the Beersheba Light Horse Barack’s on the Armidale Road???

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