(21-04-17) Anzac Day 2017
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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.