At Tin Can Bay
By the Tin Can Bay RSL
Everyone at Tin Can Bay RSL is looking forward to ANZAC Day 2021 after ANZAC Day 2020 was so impacted by Covid19.
The ANZAC Day programme will commence with the Dawn Service at 5.30am, followed by the Gunfire Breakfast at 6.30am.
The march to the Memorial and Wreath Laying Ceremony will commence at 8.30am, followed by the Tin Can Bay Citizen’s Memorial Service at 9.40am.
After these formal ceremonies a sausage sizzle, refreshments and other activities often associated with ANZAC Day will be available at the rear of the sub-branch.
The whole community is invited so please come along and make ANZAC Day 2021 a day to remember.
The Tin Can Bay Memorial will be the venue for the Wreath Laying Ceremony on ANZAC Day.
At Rainbow Beach
By Greg Walker, Rainbow Beach RSL Sub-Branch
ANZAC Day is a National Day of Remembrance. April 25 was the day when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915 to set out and capture the Gallipoli Peninsula in order to open the Dardanelles to the Allied Navies. This campaign was a disaster with more than 11,000 casualties and 25,500 wounded.
In 1916 April 25 was officially named ANZAC Day.
To enable the community to attend and pay their respects and honour the service and sacrifices of all Service men and women and their families, the Rainbow Beach RSL Sub-Branch will be conducting the following ceremonies:
4.15am – Dawn Service at the Cenotaph followed by a Gunfire Breakfast at the Surf Club (limited numbers as dictated by COVID requirements).
9.45am – Form up for the Street March on the Centre Block followed by the Citizens Commemoration of ANZAC Day.
This year is a significant year for the Australian Defence Force being the 100th Anniversary of The Royal Australian Air Force, the 80th Anniversary of the Rats of Tobruk and the 55th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.
All spectators and participants are requested to abide with the protocols of COVID requirements and heed any directions given by the COVID Marshalls. This is a legal requirement.
Also be on the lookout for local identity Johno who will be selling ANZAC memorabilia.