THE RYDGES POST
This Friday, April 25, ANZAC Day Darwin 2014 will begin with a veteran’s reunion breakfast at Darwin RSL in Cavenagh Street at 5:00am. At 5:50am the veterans will leave the RSL for the Cenotaph (along Esplanade) for the Dawn Service which will commence at 6:00am.
At 7:00am there will be a reunion breakfast for the general public and an ANZAC Day Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral (Smith St) at 7:30am. AT 8:30am the RSL will close until after the March. Those participating in the March should assemble at 8:45am (Esplanade) – at 9:00am the March will move into Knuckey Street to the end of Cavenagh Street. Reunions will continue in the RSK from 9:30am into the evening with Two-Up around 11:30am.
Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Austraian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Commemorative services are held at dawn, the time of the original landings at Gallipoli and, later in the day, ex-servicemen and women meet and join in marches through the major cities and many smaller townships around the country. It is a day to reflect on war, and peace, and on those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so we could continue living in a free country.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.