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Sylvia Jeffreys thanks her father for volunteering at Anzac Day services 


Sylvia Jeffreys thanks her father for volunteering at Anzac Day services – after sharing a touching tribute to her late grandfather

Sylvia Jeffreys shared a string of touching posts in honour of Anzac Day on Monday.

The 37-year-old Today Extra host took to Instagram to share a photo alongside her father Richard, who she thanked for volunteering at a commemorative event.

‘Thank you to my Dad and the many volunteers who convene community ANZAC Day services across the county,’ she captioned the image.

Family: Sylvia Jeffreys shared a string of touching posts in honour of Anzac Day on Monday. The 37-year-old Today Extra host took to Instagram to share a photo alongside her father Richard, who she thanked for volunteering at a commemorative event

Family: Sylvia Jeffreys shared a string of touching posts in honour of Anzac Day on Monday. The 37-year-old Today Extra host took to Instagram to share a photo alongside her father Richard, who she thanked for volunteering at a commemorative event

‘More than 2000 people gathered at the Coorparoo RSL this morning in pouring rain for a very moving service. I’m grateful to have shared the day with my family.’

Earlier in the day, the mother-of-two shared photos of her late grandfather, Neil Hamilton Russell.

‘I have the great honour of speaking about my late Grandpa, Neil Hamilton Russell, at the Coorparoo RSL ANZAC Day Service in Brisbane this morning,’ she wrote alongside the tribute.

Lest we forget: Earlier in the day, the mother-of-two took to Instagram to share a photo of her late grandfather, Neil Hamilton Russell (right)

Lest we forget: Earlier in the day, the mother-of-two took to Instagram to share a photo of her late grandfather, Neil Hamilton Russell (right)

'I have the great honour of speaking about my late Grandpa, Neil Hamilton Russell, at the Coorparoo RSL ANZAC Day Service in Brisbane this morning,' she wrote alongside the tribute

‘I have the great honour of speaking about my late Grandpa, Neil Hamilton Russell, at the Coorparoo RSL ANZAC Day Service in Brisbane this morning,’ she wrote alongside the tribute

‘Grandpa fought in five major campaigns across Syria, Libya, Egypt and New Guinea and was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal for his bravery in Tobruk.’

She said her grandfather showed ‘courage and selflessness in the face of a relentless enemy.’

Sylvia also shared photos of her grandfather being awarded medals for his services, and one in his full army uniform.

Inspiring: Sylvia also shared photos of her grandfather being awarded medals for his services, and one in his full army uniform

Inspiring: Sylvia also shared photos of her grandfather being awarded medals for his services, and one in his full army uniform

Sylvia is married to fellow journalist Peter Stefanovic. 

The couple tied the knot at the Ooralba Estate in Kangaroo Valley on April 1, 2017. 

They’re both proud parents to Oscar, who they welcomed in January 2020 and young Henry in April 2021.

Love: Sylvia is married to fellow journalist Peter Stefanovic. They're both proud parents to Oscar, who they welcomed in January 2020 and young Henry in April 2021

Love: Sylvia is married to fellow journalist Peter Stefanovic. They’re both proud parents to Oscar, who they welcomed in January 2020 and young Henry in April 2021

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