Preparations are underway at the Caloundra RSL Club to commemorate the national day of remembrance ANZAC Day. On Wednesday 25 April, thousands of people all around Australia join together for the 104th year since the Gallipoli landing, to pay tribute to and remember those who have served this country.
Caloundra’s dawn service will commence at King’s Beach Lion’s Park with the Sunshine Coast Youth Band providing music from 5:15am. There will be a period of silence during the service to pay respect to those who have fallen in service of the nation. Local Cadet Units will slow march the flags through an Honour Guard to the flag poles at 5:20am, in time for the service to commence at 5:28am. The service will consist of an opening address, prayers, hymns, guest speaker, laying of wreaths, and national anthems.
The traditional gunfire breakfast will be served in the RSL Services Club from 6:30am to 8am, both members and guests are welcome to attend. Participants in the Citizens March to the RSL are asked to assemble in the Stockland Shopping Centre car park at 8:30am. The march, via Oval Avenue, Arthur Street and Third Avenue, will commence at 9:00am, and will be followed by a short wreath laying service in the RSL Memorial Garden for those not included in the Dawn Service.
Both the Caloundra RSL and Translink will be running a free shuttle bus service between Currimundi Market Place, Dicky Beach car park, Stockland car park, and the RSL car park between 4am and 5am, and returning after the Dawn Service. This will help alleviate parking and access problems at King’s Beach. After the services have concluded, the RSL will have live entertainment all day featuring local artists The Kitty Kats and Big Things Ensemble.
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