On Friday, April 25, the ANZAC Day Dawn Service Cronulla will begin at 5:10am in front of the RSL Club with a march to Monro Park for the service at 5:30am.
"ANZAC is not merely about loss. It is about courage, and endurance, and duty, and love of country, and mateship, and good humour and the survival of a sense of self-worth and decency in the face of dreadful odds." - Sir William Deane, Governor-General, ANZAC Day 1999
Last year thousands of people braved cool conditions to be in Monro Park to pay tribute to those who fought and died in war and this year, for the 99th anniversary of Gallipoli, it should be just as well attended. If you are visiting Cronulla for the service or for a relaxing long weekend, Rydges Cronulla can look after all your accommodation needs.
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.