Local MP Karen Andrews is encouraging the Gold Coast community to reflect on the service and sacrifice of those who have served our nation on Anzac Day 2019.
Minister Andrews says services will be held on the Southern Gold Coast, including;
- Burleigh Heads Dawn Service: 4.15am – Short march commences at Connor Street to Cenotaph, corner of Connor Street and Gold Coast Highway for a 4.28am service.
- Burleigh Heads Citizens Service: 9.30am – March commences at the corner of West Street and James Street, Burleigh Heads at 9.30am down to War Memorial Park, Burleigh Heads Cenotaph, corner of Connor Street and Gold Coast Highway. The service will commence at approximately 10am.
- Currumbin RSL Dawn Service: 4.35am – March commences at Teemangum Street Currumbin at 4.35am followed by the dawn service at 5am at Elephant Rock, Currumbin Beach. Gunfire breakfast served at Currumbin RSL from 6.30am.
- Currumbin Mid-morning Service: 10.55am – March commences at Winders Park, Duringan Street, Currumbin at 10.55am with the mid-morning service commencing at 11.15am at the Cenotaph at Currumbin RSL.
- Mudgeeraba Dawn Service: 5am – To be held at The Cenotaph, Elsie Laver Park, Railway Street, Mudgeeraba. Service only (no march) commencing at 5am followed by a gunfire breakfast at Memorial Hall, Railway Street.
- Mudgeeraba Sunset Service: 3.15pm – March commences from the corner of Swan Lane and Railway Street at 3.15pm, proceeding to the Cenotaph at Elsie Laver Park, Railway Street, Mudgeeraba for the service.
- Robina ANZAC day Service: 8.30am – March commences at Arbour Lane, Robina Town Centre at 8.30am across the road into the Robina Community Centre auditorium, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive. The service will commence at 9am.
Minister Andrews says Anzac Day is one of the most important dates of the commemorative calendar.
“Since the first convoy of servicemen left the shores of Albany in 1914, almost two million men and women have worn with pride the uniforms of the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force. On Anzac Day, we remember them.”
“This Anzac Day, I encourage locals to take a moment to reflect and recognise the courage shown by the men and women who have served our nation and defended our interests so that we can enjoy the many freedoms we have today.
“We also recognise the many service men and women who are currently serving overseas. We owe our service personnel an immeasurable amount of thanks and I encourage all Australians to participate in Anzac Day commemorations to acknowledge those who have served and continue to serve our country.”
Occasions such as Anzac Day can be difficult for some veterans and their families. Those affected can call the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service which is available 24 hours a day on 1800 011 046.