ANZAC Day is on Tuesday, April 25 this year. It commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and also honours returned servicemen and women. The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers – the ANZACS – on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915.
ANZAC Day now promotes a sense of unity, perhaps more effectively than any other day on the national calendar. People whose politics, beliefs and aspirations are widely different can nevertheless share a genuine sorrow at the loss of so many lives in war, and a real respect for those who have endured warfare on behalf of their country.
For local groups, families or individuals who would like to participate in the parade and remembrance activities for this year’s ANZAC Day in Diamond Harbour, please gather at the Dark Star Café between 9.30am and 10am on April 25. All welcome!
The parade form up will be at 10.15am in the area between the two cafés for the Parade and march to the remembrance ceremony. Parade starts at 10.30am.
Further details closer to the day will be available here and the local Diamond Harbour Facebook page. Also the Library and local community noticeboards will have this information available from mid-April.
Steve Howard, Coordinator