COMMEMORATE ANZAC DAY

COMMEMORATE ANZAC DAY
Sunday 25 April from 6am

The Anzac Dawn Service will commence at 6am at the Cenotaph in Forest Park (off Blaxland Road) Epping.

Veterans can assemble at the foot of the stairs off Blaxland Road at 5.45am and they will then march to the Cenotaph assembly point.

Should rain prevent this service being held at Forest Park there will be a service held in the foyer of The Epping Club (numbers will be subject to Covid 19 restrictions).

Those wishing to lay a wreath or floral tribute should contact John Prestidge, Sub Branch Secretary on 9868 3272 (Wednesdays & Saturdays 10am - 12pm).

Anzac Day is one of Australia's most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

During the 1920's Anzac Day became established as a national day of commemoration for the more than 60,000 Australians who had died during the war. In 1927, for the first time, every state observed some form of public holiday on Anzac Day. By the mid-1930s all the rituals we now associate with the day – dawn vigils, marches, memorial services, reunions, two-up games – were firmly established as part of Anzac Day culture.

Later, Anzac Day also served to commemorate the lives of Australians who died in the Second World War, and in subsequent years the meaning of the day has been further broadened to include those who lost their lives in all the military and peacekeeping operations in which Australia has been involved.


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