Various community services are being held from dawn on Tuesday 25 April.
Ku-ring-gai’s commemorations of Australia’s most solemn day in the military calendar will commence with two dawn services at Roseville RSL and Bicentennial Park, West Pymble.
The dawn service at Roseville Memorial Park, 62 Pacific Highway will be held from 5am on ANZAC Day. The President of the Roseville RSL Sub Branch will lead the service and the 2/17 Battalion RNSW Regiment will provide the Catafalque Party. Mayor Jennifer Anderson will deliver a speech at the service on behalf of the Council and Ku-ring-gai community. Breakfast will be served in the adjoining Roseville Club following the service.
An ANZAC Day dawn service coordinated by the Ku-ring-gai District Scouts will be held at Bicentennial Park, West Pymble between 5am and 6am on the day.
Services later in the morning are also planned at Wahroonga and Turramurra. From 7am an ANZAC Day service will be held at Wahroonga Memorial Park on the corner of Millewa Ave and Illoura Avenues, Wahroonga, hosted by the National Servicemen’s Association or NASHOS as they like to be called. From 9am a memorial service will be held at Turramurra Memorial Park, Eastern Road Turramurra, also organised by the NASHOS.
ANZAC Day commemorations in Ku-ring-gai conclude with a special service of remembrance at St John’s Anglican Church Gordon from 11.30am on Sunday 30 April.
All services are open to the public who wish to attend. Residents may also wish to pay their respects by laying a wreath at the war memorial in front of the Council Chambers at 818 Pacific Highway Gordon.
Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the services were all community based and reflected Ku-ring-gai’s commitment to the ideals of ANZAC.
“I encourage residents to attend a service if they are able. One hundred years on the ANZAC spirit lives on in our community and this is a time for us all to reflect and honour those who fought and died for us.”
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