The ANZAC flags have been raised throughout Gunnedah, as ANZAC Day is soon upon us.
Numerous free events have been organised by dedicated community groups, for everyone to pay tribute to those fallen and those who have offered their lives for our country.
ANZAC Tribute Concert
On the evening of Monday 24th April, the Gunnedah Shire ANZAC Working Group will hold a free community 'ANZAC Tribute Concert' at sunset on Pensioners Hill Lookout.
Gunnedah's award winning Shire Band and artists from the Gunnedah Conservatorium of Music will come together and entertain the audience with music and songs from across the hundred years of ANZAC tradition. Bring a rug or chair, relax and enjoy the delightful sounds whilst watching the sun go down. Feel free to bring a picnic basket or purchase an easy BBQ dinner from Gunnedah West Rotary Club. The Tribute Concert will begin at 5:00 pm and is due to finish by 7:30 pm.
For those who require transport to Pensioners Hill for the performance, please call Gunnedah Shire Council on (02) 67 402 100 and your name will be collected to finalise transport arrangements. A four seater golf-cart will also be available to transport the elderly and those with limited mobility from the car-park to the venue and return.
If the weather prevents the outdoor performance going ahead the concert will move to the Band Hall, in ANZAC Park.
ANZAC Day Dawn Service
On Tuesday 25 April, ANZAC Day, The Gunnedah RSL Sub Branch has organised the official commemorative proceedings for ANZAC Day 2017.
The Dawn Service begins at 5:30 am at the Cenotaph Memorial on Conadilly Street, with Gunnedah Salvation Army Officer, Richard Day, leading the prayers of the ceremony.
ANZAC Day March and Mid-Morning Service
The ANZAC Day March will begin at 10:30 am, proceeding from Marquis Street and will continue down Conadilly Street. The official service begins at 11:00 am at the Cenotaph Memorial on the corner of Elgin Street and Conadilly Street. Official prayers will be led by Anglican Minister, Scott Dunlop.
The assembly point for the march will be the corner of Marquis and Elgin Street, outside Mitre 10 from 10:00 am. The Veterans Cars will be leading the procession at 10:30 am and the official Anzac Day March will proceed following the vehicles.
Gunnedah Watertower Museum
The Gunnedah Watertower Museum is offering free entry into the newly completed Bill Clegg Military Display from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance our understanding of Gunnedah’s military and community history.
“Everyone in our community is invited and encouraged to participate in the ANZAC Day ceremonies and events. ANZAC Day is the day we recognise the effects of wartime involvement and the sacrifices of our soldiers, veterans and their families for our country. We hope our community can be united and show our support and pay tribute to our ANZAC’s and the role Service men and Service women have played in defending our nation of the last 103 years” Councillor and Chair of the Gunnedah Shire Council ANZAC Working Group, Owen Hasler said.
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