Anzac Day Townsville 2014 - This Friday, April 25, the ANZAC Dawn Service will be held at two venues in the city – at Anzac Park and Thuringowa Cenotaph.
The morning service and parade will commence at 9:30am on The Strand and 10:00am at Thuringowa.
Contact: Townsville City Council 1300 878 001
If you are travelling from out of town for Anzac Day services or to have a relaxing long weekend, Rydges Southbank Townsville can look after all your accommodation needs.
Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Australians recognise April 25 as an occasion of national commemoration. 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 when Australians 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.