Anzac Day Public Holiday



  • Date
  • April 25,2018

  • Time
  • 05:45:am - 06:45:am


Students do not attend School today.


"Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service past and present.  The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity."  More information about this national memorial day can be found on the Australian War Memorial website

 

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The Point Cook RAAF base will be holding a Anzac Dawn Service for the local community on Wednesday 25th April.  Families are invited to arrive between 5-5.30 am and park and get a seat.  At 5.45 all mobile phones are to be switched off and they would like everyone seated or present at that time.
The service starts at Dawn promptly at 6am.
If there is a wet weather program it will be in the GYM and members will be redirected to the area. 
Photos are permitted but no flash photography.
There is a gun fire breakfast afterwards in the Officers Mess area provided by the Rotary and Salvos. It's a gold coin donation. 
The base is on Point Cook Road.


Tips

  • Adults need photo ID on them at all times.
  • There is no need to sign in.
  • First come first served so the earlier the better.
  • It is dark then so a torch would be handy and wrap up well it is usually chilly there and very exposed
  • Speak with children about the bugle calls and the minute silence. and the sound of bag pipes. 
  • There will not be seats for everyone so be prepared to stand for the full time of the service.
  • Service is scheduled to run at 0600hr with conclusion at 0645.


It is a very special ceremony to be part of and there was lots of children there last year showing their respects.