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Commemoration

Commemoration

The Sub-Branch is heavily involved each year in commemorating a number of significant dates in ADF history.

The Ode

Each night at 6:00pm the Last Post is sounded within the Club premises, followed by the reciting of the Ode. This is conducted in memory to those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

“They shall not grow all as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them”

“Lest we forget”

ANZAC Day

On the 25th of April each year the Sub-Branch remembers the men and women who have served in the defence of this great nation. The day’s events consist of a Dawn Service, gunfire Breakfast, a Citizens March, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial Gardens

A Dawn Service is held at Kings Beach to remember those who became the ANZACs.
Free public transport is provided to and from the Dawn Service from Caloundra and Currimundi.

The service commences at 5:20am

Funeral Poppy Service

To assist with paying our respects, any veteran who dies is offered a Poppy Service, arranged by the RSL, to be conducted at the funeral.

The Poppy Service is a traditional RSL service provided to all those who how have made a decision to serve in the Australian Defence Force and the Forces of its Allies.

The service will be organised by a qualified Sub-Branch Poppy Service Officer, who will liaise directly with the funeral director. It is a simple acknowledgement of the veteran’s service.

Remembrance Day Service

At 11:00am on 11 November 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of warfare.

In memory of the cessation of hostilities of the First World War in 1918 a Remembrance Day Service is conducted in the Memorial Gardens.

The service commences at 10:30am, culminating with a minutes silence at 11:00am