Senator joins Cardwell community to mark Battle of the Coral Sea


In commemoration of the 74th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, Northern-based LNP Senator Ian Macdonald will travel to Cardwell on Sunday to mark the occasion.

"The Battle of the Coral Sea, 4-8 May, 1942, is one of particular significance to the North, given our close proximity," Senator Macdonald said.

"The Cardwell community have a long, proud tradition when it comes to commemorating this important battle, and I am honoured to be invited again this year to join the march and remembrance service," Senator Macdonald said. 

The Battle of the Coral Sea became known as a turning point in World War II, when American and allied forces defeated the Japanese in an air and naval battle.

"The Coral Sea Memorial in Cardwell serves as an important reminder of the many servicemen who lost their lives, not only in this battle, but across all wars and conflicts," Senator Macdonald said. 

The Cardwell March will step off at 10.30am, followed by the Commemorative Service at 10.45am.

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