ANZAC Day

What is ANZAC Day?

 

ANZAC Day is a truly Australian and New Zealand day of commemoration when we remember those Australians and New Zealanders who have lost their lives in wars representing their country. The tradition of ANZAC (and it must be all in capital letters) was born at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I when they combined with other troops of the (then) British Empire on the 25th April, 1915.

Government Web Site about ANZAC Day

For a full and detailed explanation of ANZAC Day go to:
http://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac/anzac_tradition.htm

Bass Hill's Dawn Service

The Bass Hill RSL Sub Branch commemorates ANZAC Day holding a Dawn Service at the Sub-Branch memorial each ANZAC Day commencing with the marching of Returned and Ex-Service men & women at 5.30am from a street nearby, ( Buist Street), to outside the Bass Hill RSL Club lead by band members. The Ex-Service men & women are joined by members of the Sub-Branch Youth Club, Scouts, local school representatives and any person who wishes to march on behalf of a departed Ex-Service family member.

At the conclusion of the Service a sumptuous breakfast is served by the ladies of the Women’s Auxiliary which has been prepared by a caterer and sponsored by the Sub-Branch.

Click here for a short film clip about our Dawn Service