ANZAC DAY 2021 ANZAC DAY SUNDAY, APRIL 25, ISLAND SERVICES
At this year’s ANZAC Day Dawn Service on Sunday 25th April; the theme will incorporate the RAAF as it it is the centenary of the RAAF. Ex-service veterans will muster at the corner of Kate and Beelong Streets at 5.00am to march off at 5.15am to the Cenotaph at Pat’s Park. At approximately 5.30pm proceedings will commence with the RSL Sub Branch officiating. Fr. Jim Browne will provide ministering support and lead the community singing of the hymn ‘Abide With Me’. This will be followed by a senior ex-serviceman’s address and the laying of wreaths. The Ode to the Fallen will be recited, followed by the Last Post, a minute’s silence, the Reveille, a prayer for those who serve, and a tribute to ANZAC Day poem. Fr. Jim Browne will deliver the Benediction prior to the singing of the New Zealand and Australian Anthems. At the close of service all in an attendance will be invited to join in the Traditional Gunfire Breakfast of sausages, pea & ham soup, and rum with milk; all served by RSL service and social members. On completion of the breakfast and tidy up, RSL Macleay Island Sub Branch invites all members of the community to share in some fellowship at Pub Paradise and the traditional game of Aussie Two-Up.
The Dawn Service will be held at the Foreshore Memorial on Main Beach starting at 5.30am . The Ferry Service will start at 4.45am - leaving from Victoria Point which is a six-minute journey. Visual theme narrative Army Nurses Medical Corps (Sister Vivienne Bullwinkle). Welcome by Mr Douglas Cope. Story: Sailors with Slouch Hats, the 42nd Landing Craft Co RAE, AIF (Major Mitchell) Operation Porton 1945. Narrative by Chris Leonard. Address by Col Graeme Robert-Thomson MVO RFD (Red). Prayers by Rev Barry Reed. Ode Mr Douglas Cope. Laying of wreaths, Last Post and Reveille and Australian and New Zealand anthems. Sausage Sizzle and Gunfire Breakfast to follow courtesy ‘Oasis on Coochie’. Gold coin donation. All welcome. Covid Regulations strictly enforced. There will be NO mid-morning Anzac Day service.
The Russell RSL Club opens at 4.30am for the Dawn Service at 5.30am at Russell Island cenotaph in ANZAC Parade (entrance to RSL Club) to be followed by the Gunfire Breakfast. Marchers for the main service will assemble on the corner of Canaipa Rd and Cestrum St at 10 am for the march start at 10.45 to the cenotaph and the service at 11am. Stay on at the club for lunch and an afternoon packed with Live entertainment and traditional Anzac 'Two-Up’.
NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND
The Stradbroke RSL will conduct the Anzac Day special Centenary Services on Sunday, April 25. The Dawn Service will see North Stradbroke islanders assemble at 5.10am at the Dunwich Butcher's Shop for the march to the Cenotaph for the service at 5.30am. The island RSL club will be open for breakfast from 6am to 7am. All donations to be accepted. For the 11 AM service:- 10.45am main march commences assembly from new assembly area at the bottom end of Dunwich school on Welsby St. Not at the ship club. March to the Cenotaph with marchers 'stepping off' at 10.45am. The Commemorative Service will be held at 11am. RSL Club will be open for refreshment. For further information contact John 0428191134
The Anzac Day Dawn Service will be held at the island cenotaph adjacent to the Lamb Island Recreation Club and the Pioneer Hall from 4.45am. After the event, a Gunfire breakfast will be held. Courtesy Bus available. Ring club for pickup.
The Karragarra Island Ratepayers and Residents Association will host their unique Anzac Day Sunset Tribute on Sunday, April 25th, 2018 at 4:00pm. A veteran will read The Ode. KIRRA and other residents will place their floral tributes and memorial wreaths into the waters of Southern Moreton Bay while the Last Post is played. The Macleay Island RSL has kindly donated $100 for our sausage sizzle which will follow the ceremony. People will need to bring their own beverages as we celebrate and remember the sacrifice made by so many so we can live in peace.