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The Spirit Lives
ANZAC Day 2015 is the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC Cove landings at Gallipoli in World War One. This year will be an extremely moving service, and record breaking crowds are expected at dawn services across the country.
This year, the RSL and Department of Veterans Affairs are encouraging Australian's to 'go local' - they are asking us to return to our home towns to boost numbers at services all across the country, not just in the big cities.
It's expected that the commemoration services in overseas countries will be well-attended by Australians too. These will include services at:
Lone Pine Cemetery, Turkey
Digger Memorial, Bullecourt, France
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Isurava Memorial, Papua New Guinea
Sandakan Memorial Park, Sabah, Malaysia
Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Australian War memorial, Hyde Park, London.
War Memorial Park, Wellington, New Zealand.
Buttes New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke Municipal War Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Ypres War Memorial, Menin Gate, Toronto Avenue and the Last Post Ceremony, Menin Gate - all in Belgium.
ABC TV will do live broadcasts of the Dawn Service in Gallipoli, Lone Pine and Villers-Bretonneux. Check TV guides for details closer to the date.
A yearly tradition that spans the generations, ANZAC Day Dawn Service is an opportunity for all Australians to remember our past and present soldiers, who gave, and still give, so much to defend our country.
For those wishing to attend a service to honour those who have fallen, served and sacrificed, below is a list of places and times of ANZAC Day services across Adelaide and South Australia (list is subject to change, see article footnote).
Adelaide 6.15am South Australian National War Memorial, North Terrace 8am Light Horse Memorial, Cnr North & East Tce
Cross of Sacrifice. After the ANZAC March
American River, KI 6.15am Memorial Park
Ardrossan 6.30am Cliff top end of First Street
11am Monument, Town Hall, corner of First and Fourth Streets
6am Garden of Memory
6.30am Soldiers' Memorial Garden, corner Coromandel Parade & Main Road
6.30am War Memorial, corner Hanson & Gray Streets
6.15am Pioneer Park
6am Moseley Square, Foreshore
7am St Andrew's Lutheran Church, 22 Avenue Road
6.30am Civic Centre
6.30am Johnston Park, Main Street
ANZAC Day Youth Vigil
Friday April 24th
6.30pm - New memorial is unveiled, WW1 memorabilia display, musical performances and roving actors.
8.30pm - ANZAC Day Youth Vigil begins with a service. Youth from local services will hold vigil all night.
ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Saturday April 25th
6am – ANZAC Day Dawn Service
6.30am – Free breakfast provided by the Hallett Cove Lions Club
6am City of Onkaparinga Memorial Gardens, corner Main South & Flaxmill Roads
6.30am Soldiers' Memorial, Mann Street
6.15am Vansittart Park War Memorial, Commercial Street
9.30am Boer War Memorial, Bay Road
9.40am Airmens' Service, Lake Terrace
10.30am Combined religious service, Vansittart Park War Memorial
6.30am RSL, 156 Melrose Street
6.15am Diamond Park, corner of Swanport Rd & Bridge St
6.30am War Memorial, corner Strathalbyn Road & Stock Road
6.15am War Veterans' Home, Ferguson Avenue
6.15am Memorial, Main Street
6.30am War Memorial
6.15am War Memorial, corner The Parade & Osmond Tce
6.15am Memorial, Memorial Avenue
9am Soldier Settlers Museum and Town Hall, Cook Street
6.15am Cross of Sacrifice, Memorial Gardens, OG Road
9am War Memorial
6.30am War Memorial Park
9.30am War Memorial Park
6am Cenotaph, Main Street
7am Naval Association, 35 Quebec Street
8am St Paul's Anglican Church
6.30am Gladstone Square
6.55am West Side Memorial Gardens
11am Gladstone Square
6.30am Memorial, West Tce & Bay St
11am Church service, Community Hall
6.15am Monument, The Strand
6.20am Eyre Park War Memorial, cnr Lincoln & Flinders Highways
6.15am Memorial, corner Charles Street & Sea Parade
5.30am Memorial Gardens, The Esplanade
6.30am WW1 Memorial Gates
10.30am WW1 Memorial Gates
6am Main Street
7am War Memorial, corner Kemp & Parson Streets
Locations and times are current, as at March 2015, and are subject to change. The list will be updated as details for each event is finalised. The closer we get to the 25th of April, the more accurate the list will become. Please check the RSL website for any updates.
Donations to the RSL ANZAC Appeal are accepted online, for those who cannot attend a Dawn Service.
As the 6 am airport curfew passes in Adelaide on the morning of the service, I sincerely hope that the heaps of passenger jet aircraft will not repeat their uninvited fly past of the North Tce service as they did in 2014. Around six jets in all. IT WAS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE AND THOUGHTLESS. - Jim Scammell.