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Large Crowds Expected for 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Service
13/04/2017 9:24:50 AM
Thousands of people young and old alike will come together as one at the City of Joondalup’s 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Service on Tuesday 25 April, honouring those who paid the ultimate price for the freedom that Australians enjoy today.
This year’s service, hosted in conjunction with the Joondalup City RSL Sub-Branch, will again be staged at the Central Park War Memorial in the Joondalup City Centre. The Dawn Service will commence at 6am but attendees are asked to arrive no later than 5.45am.
For the second consecutive year an RAAF fly-past will be part of proceedings.
Its 102 years since the the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp landed on the beaches of Gallipoli Peninsula on 25 April 1915 and Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said Anzac Day was one of the most important days of the year for all Australians.
“A City like Joondalup would not exist today if it wasn’t for the sacrifices made by our service-men and women in theatres of war,” he said.
“On this very poignant and patriotic day – perhaps our nation’s most important day - we pause to recognise, remember and acknowledge the hundreds of thousands of Australian servicemen and women who have fought and fallen for such noble values as freedom and human rights.
“The City’s Anzac Day Dawn Service provides a convenient location for those living in the northern corridor to pay their respects at a moving and professionally conducted service without having to travel far afield to do so.”
Major Ash Cogdon is the event MC with Joondalup City RSL President Rick Green to recite the Ode and David Singer, who served Australia in Afghanistan, to provide the keynote speech.
A wreath laying ceremony will be part of the proceedings and Indian Blue Chorus will perform the Australian and New Zealand national anthems.
Free parking is available within close proximity to Central Park and tea, coffee and Anzac biscuits will be provided after the service concludes.