ANZAC Centenary commemorations

The close of the ANZAC centenary will be commemorated with a service in the Broadmeadows Town Park to honour Australia’s involvement in the First World War and more than a century of service by Australian men and women.

The Broadmeadows Town Park remembrance service will complement existing dawn and morning services in Craigieburn and Sunbury.

Cr Porter understood that for many in the Hume community, the close of the ANZAC Centenary would be particularly meaningful.

“The ANZAC Centenary is an opportunity to reflect on the First World War and all war and peacekeeping operations that have taken place in last 100 years,” Cr Porter said.

“It is significant for us all to reflect on the bravery and sacrifice of Australians who have put their life on the line, and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our values and freedoms.

“Many families within Hume will know those who have served, or are serving in war or peace keeping operations, and it’s important that we come together as a community to reflect, honour, and remember.”

“The spirit of ANZAC and the values it inspires of courage, mateship and sacrifice continue to hold great meaning and relevance for our community.

Cr Porter said while local government is not traditionally an organiser of ANZAC Day services, Council had decided to stage the commemorative service to ascertain whether there is broad community interest in a continued annual service at the location.

Council will evaluate the success of the event and support the transition of planning an annual ANZAC Day Service in Broadmeadows Town Park from Council to the community.

ANZAC Day services

Broadmeadows Town Park

Morning service: 10:30am start

Maygar Barracks, Camp Road, Campbellfield

Dawn service: 5:15am for 5.30am start

Craigieburn ANZAC Park Cenotaph

Dawn service: 5:45am for 6am start
Morning service: 9:45am for 10am start

Sunbury Cenotaph

Dawn service: 6am start
Morning service: March begins at 10am, mid-morning service from 10:30am

Posted on 12:00 PM, 19 April 2018

Updated : 4:54 PM, 19 April 2018

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