DISTRICT Anzac services and marches will be conducted throughout the district on April 25, 2018. The following information has been provided by the respective organisers.
March and commemorative service. Step off is at the corner Hamilton and High Street at 9.30am sharp followed by the service at the cenotaph in the park. The wreath laying will be followed by a reception at the Broadford RSL.
The dawn service will be held at the War Memorial adjacent to the primary school grounds commencing at 6am.
Kilmore RSL Sub-branch will host a dawn service will commence at the memorial in Hudson Park at 6am. An Anzac Day March will follow later in the day at 10.45am. Step off is at the corner of Union and Sydney streets and the march will proceed to the memorial in Hudson Park. A service will follow the march at 11am and after by light refreshments in the Memorial Hall.
In Romsey a wreath laying service will be held at the Romsey Cenotaph commencing at 7.30am.
In Lancefield the commemorative service at the High Street memorial at 8.30am followed by morning tea provided by the Lancefield Neighbourhood House.
Commemorative service will be conducted in the Pyalong Memorial Garden at 11am. Marchers should assemble at the Pyalong General Store at 10.45 am. The ceremony will include, Highland Piper, Catafalque Party, Pyalong School Choir singing a Maori song and poetry and other readings. Following the ceremony all are invited into the Pyalong Community Centre for refreshments.
Dawn Service will commence at 6am at the Seymour Memorial Hospital Gates. The march steps-off at 5.30am. Breakfast will be available following the Dawn Service. (Gold Coin Donation is kindly requested) Breakfast will be at the Seymour RSL. The Anzac March will commence at 9.30am Step off is behind Thrifty Link Hardware, (some vehicles will be available), and following the March. A commemoration service will follow the march at the Anzac Avenue cenotaph.
A dawn service will commence at 6.30am at the Tooborac War Memorial. This year the stories of two local sodiers will be highlighted along with poetry readings and recognition of the 50th anniversary of a local soldier in the Vietnam War.
The Wallan Dawn Service commences at 6am, followed by a Gun Fire Breakfast (gold coin donation). The Anzac Day March and Service commences at 9am, followed by light refreshments and the Field of Remembrance and WW1 Veteran Profiles will be displayed from 6am to 3pm.
The Wandong Heathcote Junction Commemorative Committee invites the community to attend the Anzac Day service commencing at 12 noon at the Wandong Memorial Site. All are welcome to lay wreaths or poppies at the service. The service will be followed the opening of the walk through the wars display and a gold coin donation sausage sizzle. Tea coffee and cold drinks also provided.
The Anzac Day ceremony will commence with assembly at the Whittlesea Bowls Club at 2pm. The march will step-off at 2.30pm for the march to the war memorial. Wreath laying will be conducted at the Arch and Second World War memorials and at the Soldiers’ Memorial.