This Anzac Day, Australians from all walks of life will come together to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac, marking one hundred years since the landing of the ANZACs on the shores of Gallipoli.
The importance of this anniversary cannot be understated. The Gallipoli campaign and the First World War shaped who we are as a nation. It cost us dearly, but the bravery and selflessness of the ANZACs will never be forgotten.
I ask you to pay your respects to the legacy of the ANZACs, as well as the servicemen and servicewoman who have followed in their footsteps in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations over a century of service.
I look forward to paying my respects with you at local services across Bonner this coming Anzac Day.
Please consider attending a local service.I recommend checking service and event times closer to the date.
Manly-Lota Sub Branch
4.15am – Dawn Service, held at Richard Russell Memorial Park, Manly.
A Gunfire Breakfast will be held at the Manly Lota RSL Sub-Branch Hall after the dawn service.
8.00am – Anzac Day Parade commences on Ernest Street near the Manly State School, followed by a community service at the Richard Russell Memorial Park, Manly.
Members of the community are encouraged to lay a wreath or poppy at the service. Poppies will be provided by the Manly-Lota RSL, and donations are appreciated.
A light morning/lunch will be available at the Manly-Lota RSL Sub-Branch Hall after the mid-morning service.
5.00am – Dawn Service
9.15am – March (Stepping off at the Corner Bay Terrace & Edith St).
9.45am – Wreath Laying Ceremony & Service
10.15am – Servicemen’s Luncheon (pre-purchased tickets required).
1.00pm – Club Open
2.00 – 3.00pm – Two Up
National Servicemen’s Association of Australia Bayside Branch
6.00am – Service at the Darling Point National Servicemen’s Memorial at Darling Point.
The service will be followed by tea and danishes.
Holland Park/ Mt Gravatt Sub Branch
Adelaide Street, between George Street and Creek Street
9.45am – 12.30pm – March followed by Service followed by former and current ADF veterans and other groups that contribute to the Parade that make it the commemoration worthy of its heritage.
QLD Rifle Association, Belmont Shooting Complex
The Armistice Centenary War Memorial, at the entrance go, to the Belmont Shooting Complex
10.00am – March participants form up on the grassed area adjacent from Wynnum Manly Pidgeon Club
10.25am – Attendees are asked to be seated
10.30am – Start of the ANZAC Day
Service at the ACWM
Bayside National Servicemen’s Association
Nashos Service at Darling Point Memorial
6.10am – Service
We will remember them. Lest we forget.