ANZAC Day Dawn Services on the Sunshine Coast

Posted in Local Events @ Apr 4th 2023 4:23pm - By Admin
Anzac Day Dawn Services On The Sunshine Coast

Australian and New Zealand Army Corps is known by the acronym "ANZAC." Australian and New Zealander soldiers took part in the Allied expedition to conquer the Gallipoli peninsula on April 25, 1915. Anzac Day became a means of remembering the lives of Australians who passed in World War I when it began. The commemoration of all Australians lost in military activities is an integral part of the significance of Anzac Day today.

Anzac Day commemoration comes in two ways if you want to pay your respects to the Elders of the past, present, and emerging generations in person. There are dawn memorial services and other commemorative services throughout the nation. You can attend these services on the Sunshine Coast.

Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club and The Surf Club Mooloolaba

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service is at 4:55 am by the Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club and The Surf Club Mooloolaba. The 2023 service is even more meaningful this year because MSLSC is commemorating its 100th anniversary. The MSLSC cordially invites everyone to participate in this poignant memorial service in honour of the previous and current Australian and New Zealand military personnel.

During the Last Post, as part of the ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Mooloolaba Surf Boats will raise their oars in salute during the moment of silence. As the sun rises over the river, boat crews will paddle out, laying wreaths of native Australian flowers, and then raise their oars to the melancholy sounds of the Last Post in a mournful and breathtaking symbolic act of memory.

A lone horseman from the 2nd Light Horse Regiment's Woombye Troop will gallop along the beach during the Last Post. The Sunshine Coast Grammar School Bel Canto Choir, Mr Peter Tilney performing solo on the didgeridoo, and retired members of the Defence Force leading the ANZAC Day ceremony and Ode are all included in the ceremony.

Mr Graham Stewart will sing the national song of New Zealand, and the local Maori Haka will honour the New Zealand servicemen and women. The 12 wreath laying commemorating past campaigns, wars, peacekeeping missions, and nurses for Australia and New Zealand will be by the Nipper children of serving and former service members.

Tewantin Noosa RSL

The Dawn Service starts at 5:30 am at the Tewantin Cenotaph, and the Cemetery Service starts at 6:30 am. Additionally, at 9:00 am, there will be an ANZAC Day Parade from Poinciana Avenue to the Cenotaph.

At 10 am, the Tewantin Noosa RSL Club opens. Prepare for the Two Up at the Club by 11 am. Two-up is a popular coin-flipping game with money staked by onlookers on the outcome of the flip that Australian soldiers invented during World War I. Two-up is a game played with just two coins, a paddle, and a group of beer-drinking guests.

On Anzac Day, two-up is played in pubs and RSL clubs nationwide but forbidden on most other days of the year.

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