2013 ANZAC Day around the Geelong region
The Geelong, Bellarine and Surfcoast region has many moving tributes to commemorate ANZAC Day 2013. This year marks the 98th anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand troops landing at Gallipoli, a day that is etched in our history as one of the most sacred.
ANZAC day not only remembers the sacrifices of those who fought in the First World War nearly one hundred years ago but now is a symbol of remembrance for all who have served Australia and our close neighbour New Zealand in the conflicts and missions since. ANZAC Day is about courage, spirit, determination against all obstacles and most importantly mateship. The spirit of ANZAC is one of the foundations that form the makeup of our two countries and is a solemn reminder of the sacrifices and strength of those who have come before us.
Here are a few of the major commemorations being held around our wider region on Thursday.
4.15am – Wreath Laying Ceremony and Service at Johnstone Park, Geelong.
6.30am – Wreath Laying Ceremony and Service at Boer War Memorial, Kardinia Park main entrance.
9.00am – Annual Commemorative Mass at St Mary of the Angels Basilica, Geelong.
11.00am – March along Malop Street followed by Commemorative Service. at Johnstone Park.
9.30am – Wreath Laying Service at Geelong RSL War Memorial at Belmont.
9.30am – March, Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony. March starts at the corner of Melbourne Road and Sparks Road, Norlane, followed by Wreath Laying at the Norlane RSL, Rose Avenue.
6.00am – Dawn Service at Portarlington RSL.
6.15am – Dawn Service at Ocean Grove War Memorial, corner of The Parade and Hodgson Street.
10.00am – Barwon Heads: March, Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony. March starts at the corner of Hitchcock Avenue and Bridge Road and proceeds to Barwon Heads RSL.
10.00am – Drysdale: March, Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony. March starts at Drysdale Primary School and proceeds to Drysdale War Memorial.
10.30am – Ocean Grove: March, Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony. March starts at the corner of The Terrace and Presidents Avenue and proceeds to the Ocean Grove War Memorial
11.00am – Portarlington: March, Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony. March starts at Portarlington RSL and proceeds to Parks Hall.
6.00am – Dawn Service at Point Danger, Torquay.
9:00am – Anglesea March from the corner Noble Street and Great Ocean Road with the March to Step off
9.30am – Anglesea service at RSL Hall.
11:00am – Winchelsea At Eastern Reserve
7:30am – Lorne Dawn Service at Epitaph in Reserve opposite Kostas
11:00am – Lorne Service at Senior Citizens 11am then a March to Epitaph in Reserve opposite Kostas
6.30am at the Cenotaph for a Dawn Service
Breakfast in Kelly Park Centre which Is located next to the RSL.
6:00am -The Dawn Service will commence at Memorial Square, followed by a breakfast at the RSL.
11.00am – service at St Mary’s Church and the wreath laying at the Shrine.