IT'S been over a hundred years since the Gallipoli landings during the First World War, but every year on April 25, all across Australia, we mark the date and remember all those who have served their country, both in the past and present.
The ceremony at South West Rocks began with a 5.30am Dawn Service at the Cenotaph, followed by a sausage sizzle breakfast held in the RSL sub-Branch Hall.
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At 10.30am, the traditional ANZAC Day march began at the Paragon Street Carpark and ended at the South West Rocks Cenotaph, where the main service started at 11am.
Last year saw many ANZAC Day events cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but 2021 was very different, with plenty of people making the trip to pay their respects at South West Rocks.
Other ANZAC Day Services in the Macleay
- Kempsey: East Kempsey Cenotaph, 11am
- Crescent Head: Lloyd Park, 9am
- Bellbrook: 10.50am
- Gladstone: 10.50am
- Frederickton: 9am
- Hat Head: 10am
- Willawarrin: 9am
For those unable to attend in person, a national service is scheduled at the Australian War Memorial and will be televised across the nation.
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