Anzac Day: Generations Pause to Remember

Anzac Day: Generations Pause to Remember
Memorial ParkSandgate
Date: Tuesday 25 Apr
Times: 5:30am
Students from more than 14 local schools will march alongside veterans and community members at this month’s Anzac Day ceremony in Sandgate.

On this day, April 25, we honour all the men and women who have participated in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations around the world, including the ANZACs who fought at Gallipoli in World War I. 

Sandgate RSL Sub-Branch president Ken Mayes says the services held at Memorial Park in Sandgate generate more interest each year and this is uplifting for the entire community and appreciated by all those who attend.

“It is great to see the commitment, energy and enthusiasm generated by the schools and children alike,’’ Ken says.

“Anzac Day gives those of a different generation the chance to meet and remember the sacrifices of previous generations.’’

Brighton State School is one of the many local schools that will be involved in the Anzac Day march in Sandgate. The school also hosts its own Anzac Day ceremony run by the senior Year 6 students.

School principal Chris Hansen says he is always impressed by the number of students and their families attending the Anzac Day march.

“It always makes me proud to see our students dressed in their uniforms, marching proudly with their friends and family, remembering the service and sacrifice the men and women of our country made all those years ago,’’ Chris says.

“It is important that our young people do understand those sacrifices and the sacrifices that members of our armed forces are still making today.”

SANDGATE’S DAWN SERVICE begins at 6am at Memorial Park, with those marching assembling at the corner of Flinders Parade and 3rd Avenue at 5.50am.

THE MORNING SERVICE starts at 9am at Memorial Park, Sandgate, with schools meeting on Keogh Street and the public meeting outside the RSL Club at 8.50am.

A THIRD AFTERNOON SERVICE will be held at 4.30pm at RAAF Park, Brighton, on the corner of 19th Avenue and Flinders Parade.
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Anzac Day: Generations Pause to Remember