(21-04-17) Anzac Day 2017

Apr 21, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

Lest we forget.

Our current freedom and standard of living has been preserved because of the sacrifice of so many. The North Burnett Regional Council and members of the Returned Services League (RSL) Sub-Branch urge all residents to attend an Anzac Day service to express their support and appreciation for what has been secured for our Nation.

Tuesday, April 25 is a public holiday proclaimed by the Commonwealth Government. The Anzac Day dawn service remembers the time and circumstances of the landing of the first Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli and their heroic sacrifice.

North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Rachel Chambers said Anzac Day is an opportunity to pause and remember those who have served our country during times of conflict and crisis, and to reflect upon their selfless sacrifice.

“Attending an Anzac Day service allows us to come together in an act of solidarity to show support and appreciation to those who have served and died in war and on operational service. On this day we also commemorate the spirit of the Anzac, those unique qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice.”

“I encourage as many people (residents and visitors alike) to attend an Anzac Day service to show your support,” Mayor Chambers said.

Memorial Services will be held at the following locations:

Biggenden

05:15am    Assemble for 5:20am Dawn Service at Degilbo War Memorial, followed by light breakfast at Degilbo Hall

08.15am    Assemble at QCWA Rooms, Edward Street for 08.30am march to Biggenden Memorial Hall, Victoria Street followed by Memorial Service

Eidsvold

05.30am    Dawn Service at War Memorial, Moreton Street

09.00am    Assemble at RSL Hall, Moreton Street

09.15am    March and Service at Eidsvold Community Hall, Moreton Street

Gayndah

04.30am    Assemble at Gayndah Community Hall Supper Room

05.00am    Assemble at QCWA Hall, Pineapple Street followed by March to Cenotaph for  Dawn Service

08.00am    Gooroolba Parade Assemble at Gooroolba Memorial (bus supplied for Veterans leaving Golden Orange at 7:30am)

09.45am    Assemble near Court House, Capper Street

10.00am    Fall in for March to Honour Board, Capper Street followed by Public Meeting  at Gayndah Community Hall, Capper Street

Monto

05.45am    Dawn Service at Monto District RSL and Citizen’s Memorial Club

09.20am   Form up for 9:40am march from Monto District RSL and Citizen’s Memorial Club, Rutherford Street to Memorial Park, Newton Street

09.50am     Laying of wreaths at Memorial Park and Commemoration Meeting in Monto  Community Hall

Mt Perry

05.25am    Dawn Service at the Cenotaph War Memorial, Heusman Street

10.50am    Parade assembles outside Mt Perry General Store, Heusman Street followed by   March to Cenotaph War Memorial, Heusman Street

11.00am    Commemoration Service at the Cenotaph War Memorial, Heusman Street

Mundubbera

05.00am    Dawn Service – March to Cenotaph followed by Daylight Service at Mundubbera Cemetery

10.30am     Commemorative Service at Mundubbera Community Hall followed by march to Cenotaph for wreath laying.

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