ANZAC Day 2019
25 April 1915, when the Australian and New Zealand Army landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula, the ANZAC tradition was established and is still very much relevant today. The ideals of courage, endurance and mateship, remembered and continues to this day. It was the start of a campaign that lasted eight months and resulted in some 25,000 Australian casualties, including 8,700 who were killed or died of wounds or disease.
The men who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula created a legend, adding the word ‘ANZAC’ to the Australian and New Zealand vocabularies and creating the notion of “ANZAC spirit”. In 1916, the first anniversary of the landing was observed in Australia, New Zealand and England and by troops in Egypt. In that year, 25 April was officially named ‘ANZAC Day’ by the Acting Prime Minister, George Pearce.
Our veterans from the conflicts in Malaya, Indonesia, Korea and Vietnam have also joined the march along with those who had served with our allies and in peace keeping missions.
For more information on ANZAC Day 2019, please visit our state headquarters at RSL Victoria.
We will be live streaming the Student Service held at 1.30pm on Wednesday 24th April, the Dawn Service from 6am 25th April and the Commemoration Service from 11am 25th April.
ANZAC Day 2019 at Frankston RSL
This year we continue to commemorate those who went to battle during the First World War. Last year’s services were outstanding with the support from members and the community.
5.45am at Frankston War Memorial in Beauty Park
The war memorial is situated within Beauty Park and the site is between the end of Baxter Avenue and High Street.
On completion of Dawn Service
The Gunfire Breakfast will be held within the park by
Gold Coin Donation.
The march will commence from the corner of Spring and Nolan Streets, Frankston.
Organisations who are marching will muster at 10.30am in Spring St at the start point.
The march route will proceed down Spring Street, and enter Beauty Park.
& WREATH LAYING
On completion of the March at the Frankston War Memorial in Beauty Park
CENTENARY OF ANZAC COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE & WREATH LAYING
on completion of the March at the Frankston War Memorial/Cenotaph in Beauty Park
SERVICE MEMBERS LUNCH
Service and affiliate members, marchers and their families are invited back to the Frankston RSL for a complimentary lunch from 12.00pm.
On ANZAC Day, ceremonies are held in towns and cities across the nation to acknowledge and remember the service of our veterans. Please click on the below icons for more information on what is happening in the surrounding community.
Please click here for a list of ANZAC Day Activities in 2019 at Sub-Branches across Victoria
Click here to view locations for Two Up on Anzac Day Thursday 25th April 2019.