Wahroonga Anzac Day Service

Date/Time
Date(s) - 25/04/2023
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Location
Wahroonga Park
Categories

MONDAY

25th

April, 2022

Location: Wahroonga Park

Address: Rotunda, Wahroonga Park, corner Illoura and Millewa Avenues

Wahroonga NSW 2076

Time: 7:30 am to 8:30 am

Category: Anzac Day Traditional Service

Organised by: Sydney North Region Scouts

Sponsors

Adventist Health Care – Order of Service design

Snap Eastwood – Order of Service printing.

Sydney North Region Scouts

Information for attendees:
The Service is held in Wahroonga Park, Opposite the Wahroonga Great War Memorial.
If marching, please assemble at 7:20 am

Mark Anzac Day at the Rotunda in Wahroonga Park, opposite the World War I War Memorial beside Millewa Ave.

Bagpipes will herald the arrival of Veterans, residents, Scouts, Guides, Wahroonga Rangers and schoolchildren for the start of the March.

Around 20 ex-servicemen will be joined by nearly 800 locals to remember the sacrifice of those listed on the Memorial and all those who have served.

Unless the weather is extremely bad, this Service will go ahead. Please be prepared for the likely weather conditions.

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Celebrate at home with Light up the Dawn

We encourage all residents to participate in the Anzac Day driveway commemoration.

Participants are asked to stand at the end of their driveways or on their balconies facing east from 6am for a minute silence to remember those who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms allowed to us today.

Ku-ring-gai Council is supporting a nation-wide campaign focused on ANZAC Spirit with the taglines #ANZACspirit and #StandTo.

Televised services

A national dawn service will be televised from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. This service will be led by the Governor General and Prime Minister. It is scheduled to commence with the pre-service program at 5am with the national service at 5.30am. This service will be broadcast live by the ABC.

We do ask residents who choose to mark Anzac Day, they should do so in-line with the latest health advice and in a way that is solemn and dignified.

Anzac Service

Celebrate at home with Light up the Dawn

We encourage all residents to participate in the Anzac Day driveway commemoration.

Participants are asked to stand at the end of their driveways or on their balconies facing east from 6am for a minute silence to remember those who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms allowed to us today.

Ku-ring-gai Council is supporting a nation-wide campaign focused on ANZAC Spirit with the taglines #ANZACspirit and #StandTo.

Televised services

A national dawn service will be televised from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. This service will be led by the Governor General and Prime Minister. It is scheduled to commence with the pre-service program at 5am with the national service at 5.30am. This service will be broadcast live by the ABC.

We do ask residents who choose to mark Anzac Day, they should do so in-line with the latest health advice and in a way that is solemn and dignified.

Traditional Service

The first commemorative event of Anzac Day is the Dawn Service.. This is about the time men of the ANZAC approached the Gallipoli beach. However, the origin is the traditional ‘stand-to’, in which troops would be woken so that by the first rays of dawn they were in position and alert, in case of an enemy attack in the eerie half-light. It is a ritual and a moment remembered by many veterans.

Some debate exists about the first Dawn Service. Nevertheless, early dawn services such as that held in 1923 at Albany, Western Australia, conducted by the Reverend Arthur White—Rector of St John’s Church, and formerly a padre with the 44th Battalion on the Western Front—were the forerunners of the modern tradition.

The first official Dawn Service was held at Sydney’s Cenotaph during 1928. The simple ceremony was for veterans to assemble before dawn for ‘stand-to’ and two minutes of silence.