Goulburn gears up for Anzac Day

Anzac Day in Goulburn is again promising to be a spectacle and a time for reflection.

Anzac Day in Goulburn is again promising to be a spectacle and a time for reflection.

Anzac Day commemorations in Goulburn will start with the traditional Dawn Service at 5.30am at the honour roll in Belmore Park.

At its conclusion a short service will be held at the General Cemetery’s war graves section.

Breakfast will be served from 6am at the Goulburn Soldiers Club for those attending the Dawn and War Graves services.

The Anzac Day march will form up in southern Auburn Street, Goulburn in front of Ian’s Auto Shop and Army depot from 10.30am and commence at 11am. The march will proceed north along Auburn Street to Market Street and then into Belmore Park. At its completion, the main service will be held at about 11.45am, coinciding with a flyover by the Royal Australian Air Force.

An Anzac Day luncheon will be held at the Chisholm and Belmore rooms at the Soldiers Club afterward. The function will be reserved for veterans, ex-servicemen and women and current members of the Australian Defence Force. Entry to the lunch is by ticket only, which is available from the club’s reception desk for $25 each. Tickets will also be sold to holders of a RSL membership card or identification card from serving members of the ADF. Ticket sales close at 12 noon, Wednesday April 19.

Veterans requiring taxi transport for the march are to book through the secretary of Goulburn RSL Sub Branch on 4821 6292 or in person at the Sub Branch rooms.

Once again a moving evening service will be held at Rocky Hill commencing at 4.45pm with singing by the RSL Commemorative Youth Choir.

Described as a simple service, it also includes a prayer by the police chaplain, “the lone table” service with choir singing, candle lighting for service personnel and the final evening bugle call. 

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