ANZAC Day Services Cairns 2014 - On Friday the Dawn Service will be held from 5:30am with wreath laying at the Cairns Cenotaph on the Esplanade (opposite the RSL).
The Commemoration Parade starts at 9:15am from Fogarty Park along the Esplanade to Munro Martin Park where there will be an Observance Ceremony at 9:30am.
For more information contact Cairns RSL on 4051 5804.
If you are travelling from out of town for the service(s) or would just like to have a relaxing long weekend, there are three Rydges properties to look after your accommodation needs - Rydges Tradewinds, Rydges Esplanade and Rydges Plaza.
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.