On April 25, Australians will pause as a nation to commemorate the day that the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915.
More than 11,000 ANZACs died at Gallipoli and more than 23,500 were wounded. All of them were volunteers.
Why a Dawn Service?
Dawn was considered the best time to attack. Soldiers awoke in the dark so that at the first sign of light, they were alert and awake. On ANZAC Day, we awake in the dark and keep vigil at dawn to honour their sacrifice.
The Significance of the ‘Last Post’
The ‘Last Post’ is played at the end of ANZAC Day services, as well as funeral and memorial services for service men and women as a final farewell. It signifies that their duty is over and they can rest in peace.
Many cemeteries around Brisbane have dedicated Memorial Walls and Burial Sections as the final resting place for service men and women.
This ANZAC Day, join with us as we commemorate and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
You can find a complete list of Dawn Services, March Services and Main Services at the Returned & Services League of Australia Website.
They shall grow not old,
as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Lest We Forget.