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Anzac Day commemorations

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Anzac Day is an opportunity to remember all Australians who have served and given their lives for our country. It is a day to commemorate the Anzac spirit, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice. This spirit continues to form a strong part of the Australian identity and is a source of national pride.

On 25 April 1915, we mark the day Australian and New Zealand soldiers set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. It was the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

The Gallipoli peninsula has a strong connection to Bayside with its very own Brighton Beach, located just to the south of Anzac Cove, named after Bayside’s own. This was the initial intended landing point for the Anzac troops.

Over the seven month duration at Gallipoli, Brighton Beach served as a secondary store camp and field hospital as well as a popular bathing beach for the troops.

Today, Anzac day remains as a significant event on the national calendar and serves as an opportunity to honour those who have served in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping missions.

The Hampton RSL will conduct a dawn service on Anzac Day, see details below:

What:                    Anzac Day Dawn Service

Date:                     Wednesday 25 April

Time:                     5.30am for a 6.00am start

Location:              Hampton RSL, 25 Holyrood Street, Hampton

Details:                 Breakfast served following the service for a gold coin donation

                             Tea and coffee served from 5.00am

                             Meet at the RSL for a short march to the Cenotaph

For more information 

Schools Anzac Day Service

Hampton RSL is also conducting a schools Anzac service in conjunction with Rotary and local schools:

What:                    Field of Remembrance Service, for local schools

Date:                     Friday 20 April

Time:                    11.00am

Location:              Hampton RSL, 25 Holyrood Street, Hampton

Details:                 Refreshments served in the club rooms at the conclusion of the service

                             Members of the community are welcome to attend