Your guide to what's happening on ANZAC Day

COMMUNITY: ANZAC Day celebrations in 2018. Photo: supplied.
COMMUNITY: ANZAC Day celebrations in 2018. Photo: supplied.

The President and members of the Braidwood RSL Sub-Branch have invited the Braidwood community to join them in commemoration of ANZAC Day on Thursday April 25.

Commemorations include a dawn service and later a march followed by a service at the War Memorial in Ryrie Park.

This year nursing in the military will be the focus of the day.

Timeline 

6am - Dawn Service at the memorial flag pole in Ryrie Park.

6:45am - Gunfire Breakfast at the Services Club. A gold coin donation to Legacy is required.

8am - Majors Creek service.

9am - Araluen Service.

10:15am - Roads will be closed by Braidwood SES.

10:30am - Parade will assemble at lower Wallace street outside D and S Motors.

10:45am - March commences.

11am - Commemoration at Soldier memorial.

11:15am - Ceremony at rotunda in Ryrie Park. This year's ANZAC Day address will be given by LTCOL Christine Saunders, about nursing in the military.

12:30pm - Drinks and lunch at the Services club. All RSL sub-branch members, their partners, ex-service and serving personnel in the Braidwood area are welcome to attend the lunch. Additional family members wishing to attend the lunch are welcome, on payment of $18.

1:45pm - Two up at the Services club. All proceeds will go to Legacy.

4pm - Fred Smith will perform songs written while working as a tribal and political advisor alongside Australian Forces in Uruzgan Province. Visit iwannaticket.com.au for tickets.

Parade order:

  • Kapyong Company, RMC
  • Braidwood Group, comprising RSL sub-branch, ex-service and serving members;
  • Descendants of ex-servicemen wishing to commemorate their relatives;
  • Drummers from ADFA
  • Braidwood Fire Brigades
  • Braidwood Central School
  • St Bede's School
  • Trinity College
  • Braidwood Scout and Cub Troop