Anzacs remembered in services across the Southern Downs
ANZAC Day remembrance ceremonies will be held throughout the Southern Downs region on Tuesday, 25 April 2017.
Commemorative services have seen increased support in recent years and participating in these special services is of great personal importance to Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie, who served in the Australian Army.
“I’m very proud to see the community take the time to commemorate our diggers at ANZAC Day services across the region.
“ANZAC Day is a significant time to reflect on the 1915 Gallipoli landing and those brave souls who died in the service of their country.
“However, it is equally important to remember the sacrifices made by servicemen and women who have died during their service in the years since,” she said.
Cr Dobie highlighted that numerous services have been organised throughout the region by the Returned Services League, the Veteran Services & Advocacy Services Australia and Southern Downs Regional Council, to enable all community members the flexibility to select a service that best suits their timetable.
“The customary services are being held, including dawn services in Warwick and Stanthorpe, ceremonies at the War Graves Cemetery and Eden Gardens Memorial Park, and a march before the 11am service at the Cenotaph in Leslie Park.
“A similar program of ANZAC Day services has been arranged for the Stanthorpe community, beginning with the dawn service, the parade, and the civil service again being held at the Stanthorpe RSL Club.
“Services will also be held in many of the smaller communities around the Southern Downs region including Allora, Killarney, Tannymorel, Yangan, Emu Vale, Leyburn, Pratten and Wallangarra.
“I am honoured to take part in services dedicated to those who demonstrated qualities of endurance, courage and comradery, and I would encourage residents to support these events.
"These ceremonies are also an important way to include our young people, to ensure that the legend and the spirit of ANZAC continue to resonate for future generations,” said Cr Dobie.
The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and all Councillors will attend and lay wreaths at various services across the region and look forward to standing with the community to remember the fallen.
Image by Terry West: Diggers March, ANZAC Day 2016 Warwick
2017 ANZAC Day services will be held across the region as follows:
5:20am Dawn Service, Leslie Park Cenotaph, Warwick
8:45am Ceremony at War Graves Cemetery, Wentworth Street
9:30am Ceremony at Eden Gardens Memorial Park, Little Warner St, Warwick
10:45am March commences from the Warwick RSL
11:00am Service at Leslie Park Cenotaph, Warwick (followed by luncheon at RSL)
5:30am Dawn Service, Weeroona Park War Memorial, Marsh St, Stanthorpe
(Followed by a Gunfire Breakfast, Stanthorpe RSL Club)
7:30am Service at Wall of Remembrance, Stanthorpe RSL Club
10:30am Parade, corner Maryland &Folkestone Streets to Marsh St, Stanthorpe
10.50am Civil Service, Stanthorpe RSL Services Club, 46 Marsh St, Stanthorpe
11:30am Wreath Laying Service, Weeroona Park War Memorial, Marsh St, Stanthorpe
5:30am Dawn Service, Allora War Memorial Gardens, Warwick St, Allora
6:00am Gunfire breakfast at the Allora RSL
9:30am Service at the Allora Cemetery, Allora-Clifton Rd, Allora
10:45am Parade from Herbert St to the Allora RSL
11:00am Commemorative Service at the Allora War Memorial Gardens, Warwick St, Allora
Killarney and Tannymorel
*24 April 4.30pm – Cemetery Service
5:30am Dawn Service at the Killarney Cenotaph
8:00am Service at the Tannymorel Cenotaph
9.00am March from Pat Bush Park, Killarney
9:30am Service at the Killarney Cenotaph
Yangan and Emu Vale
7:30am March from King Street, Yangan
8:00am Service at Yangan School of Arts
9.00am Service at Emu Vale Memorial Hall
Leyburn and Pratten
5:30am Dawn Service at Pratten Heritage Park, Gun fire breakfast to follow at Fire Shed
5:45am Dawn Service at Leyburn RSL
9:15am March commences from McIntyre St to Liberator Park, Leyburn
9:30am Service at Liberator Park, Leyburn (followed by two-up and luncheon at RSL)
5:30am Dawn Service in front of the Wallangarra RSL Hall, Barawell St, Wallangarra
11:30am Parade starting from the Wallangarra RSL Hall, Barawell St to the
Wallangarra Jennings Progress Association (WJPA) Hall, Merinda St.
12:00pm Commemorative Service at the WJPA Hall, Merinda St, Wallangarra.
Details of the ANZAC Day services across the region are also be available here.