War Widows Day
The NSW Government has designated 19 October as War Widows Day, a special day for the State to officially recognise war widows and widowers of members of the Australian Defence Force.
War Widows Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution and personal sacrifice made by more than 15,000 surviving widows and widowers across NSW. The date acknowledges the birthday of Mrs Jessie Vasey OBE CBE (1897–1966), founder of the Australian War Widows Guild in 1945.
A range of commemorative events are held on War Widows Day. For more information about services, please contact Australian War Widows NSW.