ANZAC DAY MONDAY, APRIL 25, ISLAND SERVICES
MACLEAY ISLAND At this year’s ANZAC Day Dawn Service on Monday 25th April ex-service veterans will muster at the corner of Kate and Beelong Streets at 5.15am to march off at 5.30am to the Cenotaph at Pat’s Park. Piper Watt will lead the march playing the bagpipes. Shortly after the march the proceedings of the service will commence with the RSL Sub Branch President Peter Laverty officiating, and the catafalque party and flag party comprising eight children from the Macleay Island State School Macleay Island positioned at the Cenotaph. Programmes with the order of service will be available prior to the service. 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. COOCHIEMUDLO ISLAND 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. Welcome by Col Graeme Roberts-Thomson MVO RFD. The service will highlight the service of Sister Betty Jeffrey OAM and former Coochiemudlo Island resident Commando Jack Mackay OAM. Address by Major General Professor John Pearn AO RFD. Prayers by Rev Barry Reed. Ode Mr Douglas Cope. Laying of wreaths, Last Post and Reveille, New Zealand and Australian anthems. Sausage Sizzle and Gunfire Breakfast to follow courtesy of Men’s Shed. Gold coin donation. All welcome. There will be NO mid-morning Anzac Day service. RUSSELL ISLAND The Russell Island RSL Sub Branch will be conducting the Dawn Service at the Cenotaph 9 ANZAC Drive Russell Island., at 5.30am. Members and the Public should assemble at the Cenotaph from 5.00am. This will be followed at the cenotaph with a BBQ Gunfire breakfast. The Main Service will commence at 11.00am and the March will start from the corner of Canaipa Rd and Cestrum St at 10.45am. All participating in the March are asked to assemble at 10.30am. NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND The Stradbroke RSL Sub Branch will conduct ANZAC Day Service to mark the 107th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. ANZAC Day Services on Monday, 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 All-Sport club will open for the Gunfire Breakfast from 6am to 7am. All donations will be accepted. For the 11 AM service: - Assemble at 10.15 AM: - Marchers assemble at the New assembly area at the bottom end of Dunwich school on Welsby St, not at the Little Ship Club. March to the Cenotaph with parade ‘stepping off' at 10.45am. The Commemorative Service will be held at 11AM The Little Ship Club will open for refreshment after the service. For further information contact John 0428191134 LAMB ISLAND 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. KARRAGARRA ISLAND The Karragarra Island Ratepayers and Residents Association will host their unique Anzac Day Sunset Tribute on Monday, 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. There will be a 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.