Anzac Day … a day of remembrance

Returning First World War Diggers formed the Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL) in 1916 to support returned service men and women and their families. The RSL has 1500 Sub Branches Australia wide and 240,000 members.

On Anzac Day, April 25, families, schools and sporting and community groups gather by the sea, at memorials and in RSL Clubs around the Sapphire Coast. Merimbula RSL Sub Branch organises activities each year.

Wednesday April 25 2018

DAWN SERVICE

Muster at the Memorial in Beach Street Merimbula at 5.40 am for a Service commencing at 6.00 am.  Australian Defence Force Academy Catafalque Party in attendance. Commemoration address by RSL sub-Branch President  (Catafalque Party to march across road to Memorial just before 6.00 am)

Last Post and Reveille – RSL Bugler Nicholas Hassanoff

(A toddy & milk with BBQ breakfast supplied by sub-Branch  after Dawn Service at the Memorial.)

PAMBULA SERVICE

Muster in front of  Goodfellows Supermarket in Quondola Street at 8.40 am. March to Memorial opposite the Pambula Post Office for a Service and Wreath laying.

Catafalque Party – Commemoration address ADFA speaker) (Catafalque Party to lead march)

Last Post and Reveille – RSL Bugler Nicholas Hassanoff

(Students from Lumen Christi College, Pambula Public School and Eden High School to give address on the theme of ANZAC Day)

MERIMBULA SERVICE

Muster at the side of the Merimbula RSL Club building at 10.40 am to march off to the Memorial in Beach Street, for a 11.00 am Service and Wreath laying. (Catafalque Party to lead march)

Commemoration address Reverend Anthony Frost.

Last Post and Reveille – RSL Bugler Nicholas Hassanoff

(Students from Lumen Christi College, Merimbula Public School and Eden High School to give address on the theme of ANZAC Day)

LUNCHEON

12.00 pm after Merimbula ANZAC Day Service, to be held in the RSL Club Scenic Lounge

(Guest speaker). Ticket holders and invited guests only.

Contact:  Hon. Secretary. Tony Toussaint  (H) 64951693 (M) 0417249235 &/or  Committee member Phil Hall 64952283

2Up from 4pm