Anzac Day on the Peninsula: a day to remember

Published on 17 April 2019

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This year Anzac Day services around the Peninsula will be held in 12 local townships on Anzac Day, Thursday 25 April 2019.

To ensure all have an opportunity to attend and pay tribute to those who have served and died in war, Mornington Peninsula Shire is proudly supporting services at different times and locations throughout the day.

Traditional dawn services are planned, as well as marches and additional remembrance services later in the day.

Anzac Day 2019 marks the 104th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing in 1915. The spirit of Anzac continues to play a role in the local community to this day, with its qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice.

Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill said the Shire “is looking forward to supporting community events around the Peninsula that will give everyone an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of Anzac Day.”

Councillor Gill said Anzac Day is a time for reflection, gratitude and remembrance of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli.

“Every year around Australia, thousands of people pay tribute to and remember those who have served. Anzac Day is a time for our community to remember the sacrifices made by service men and women for our country.”

“This Anzac Day we will commemorate the 104th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, and we will remember those who were there that day and those who have served in the years since.”

“This year services and marches are spread across the Peninsula at varying times providing opportunity for all to attend and pay their respects,” said Councillor Gill.

Anzac Day will be commemorated with marches and services in the following 12 townships across the Peninsula this year:

ANZAC DAY PROGRAM 

Balnarring

Service: 9.30am - assemble at Balnarring Village Shopping Centre

Crib Point

March: 10.50am - assemble at Crib Point RSL

Service: 11am - assemble at Tingira Place

Dromana

Service: 6.15am - assemble at Peninsula RSL Club

March: 9.15am - assemble at O'Donohue Street

Service: 9.40am - assemble at Dromana Cenotaph

Hastings

Service: 6am - assemble at Hastings Foreshore

March: 10.30am - assemble at Hastings RSL

Service: 11am - assemble at Hastings Foreshore

Mornington

Service: 6am - assemble at Memorial Park

March: 9.45am - assemble at Corner Main & Queen Streets

Service: 10am - assemble at Memorial Park

Mount Eliza

Service: 2pm - assemble at Mount Eliza Community Centre

Red Hill

Service: 10.45am - assemble at Red Hill Community Park

Rosebud

Service: 6am - assemble at Rosebud RSL

March: 9.30am - assemble at corner of Point Nepean Road and Ninth Avenue

Service 9.45am - assemble at corner Jetty and Point Nepean Roads

Rye

Service: 6am - assemble at Rye RSL

March: 12.15pm - assemble at Rye Pier

Service: 12.35pm - assemble at Rye RSL

Somerville

Service: 5.45am - assemble at Fruit Growers Reserve

Sorrento

Service: 6am - assemble at Sorrento Foreshore

March: 11.30am - assemble at Ocean Beach Road

Service: 12pm - assemble at Sorrento Foreshore

Tyabb

Service: 5.45am - assemble at Tyabb Central Reserve

For the full program of events and road closures visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/anzacday.

Photo: A man wearing war medals attends an Anzac Day service on the Mornington Peninsula.

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