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ANZAC Day Dawn Services Brisbane 2013

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by Geraldine Massey (subscribe)
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Lest we forget
ANZAC Day was originally a commemoration of the ANZAC landings in Gallipoli in 1915, but was expanded to honour the contributions of those who have served in any of the theatres of war or peace keeping in which Australia and New Zealand have been involved over the years.

ANZAC Day Dawn Services are perhaps the most solemn and moving of any of the ANZAC Day events. There's something about the darkness and the flickering flames that really bring home to observers the greatness of the sacrifices made by so many. 'Why dawn?' you might ask. It has distinct military origins in the practice of "stand-to" when soldiers are woken before dawn to man their weapons to be ready for possible attack by the enemy.

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ANZAC Square Shrine of Remembrance. Image by Kate Nielsen Photos from Wikipedia

You can honour the sacrifices and contributions of those who have gone before and those who continue to serve at a number of Dawn Services around Brisbane.

Brisbane Dawn Service

The main ANZAC Day Dawn Service will be held, as always at The Shrine of Remembrance in Brisbane's City's ANZAC Square between Ann and Adelaide Streets. It commences at dawn (approximately 4.30am), marking the time of the original Gallipoli landings.

Other Brisbane Dawn Services

Lutwyche Cemetery

This will commence at 5.30 am and will be followed at 6.30am by a Gunfire Breakfast outside Kedron-Wavell Services Club and a march at 7.45am and service from 8.30am. Details online here.

Redland City
Commemorations commence with a march to the Cenotaph at 5.15am followed by the Dawn Service at 5.30am. The march will commence at 10.30 am with a service at 11am. Details online here.

Western Suburbs
Dawn Services and / or ANZAC marches will be held at Sherwood, Graceville, Indooroopilly, Oxford and Corinda. Details for all these services can be found here.

Many Dawn Services will be conducted throughout the Ipswich local government area. A full list of the services can be found on the Ipswich City Council website here.

Logan Diggers Club at Logan Central will hold their Dawn Service at 5.30am followed by a gunfire breakfast at 6am. You can find the details on their Facebook page here.

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The Eternal Flame. Image by Figaro from Wikipedia.

**For a list of other Brisbane ANZAC Day events in 2013 see here**
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Why? To remember those who have served and the sacrifices they have made.
When: ANZAC Day, 25 April. Service times vary.
Where: Various venues. See article for details.
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