ANZAC Day is this Thursday and Australians will join together to remember those who have been lost.
ANZAC Day has been commemorated in Australia since 1916 and has been a public holiday across the country since the mid-1920s. It is a day for people to pay their respects to the soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War, and the day has been broadened to include all military personnel who have lost their lives in the Australian Defence Forces.
The main Dawn Service in Adelaide is at the SA National War Memorial and it will begin at 6:15am. One of the song’s from South Australian writer, Lane Hinchcliffe has been selected by Veterans SA to open the proceedings. The Dawn Service will be followed by the ANZAC Day March which will start at the SA National War Memorial at 9:30 am. The March will be led by veterans, serving personnel and descendants of veterans. It will travel down North Terrace & King William Street to the Cross of Sacrifice in Pennington Gardens, North Adelaide. Adelaide Metro is running special services to get those into the city on time. They will also be running services to several RSL Halls around the state.
The March will be followed by an ANZAC Commemorative Service at the Cross of Sacrifice, Pennington Gardens from 11:30am. Later in the day The Adelaide Harmony Choir are performing a concert “To the fallen – a concert to celebrate peace” which will be held at the Wesley Uniting Church, Fullarton Road, Kent Town.
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Dawn Services Across Adelaide
Blackwood Soldiers Memorial Gardens – 6:30 am
Cherry Gardens War Memorial – 8:30 am
Colonel Light Gardens, The Memorial, Broadway – 6:00 am
Echunga Garden of Remembrance, Adelaide Road – 6:30 am
Edwardstown Memorial Garden, Raglan Ave – 6.30 am
Elizabeth RSL, Midway Road, Elizabeth East – 5:45 am
Enfield RSL, Fitzgerald Ave – 6:00 am
Glenelg Moseley Square, Jetty Rd – 6:00 am
Goolwa RSL Memorial Garden, Cutting Rd – 5:45 am
Gumeracha Civic Centre – 6:30 am
Hahndorf Memorial, Johnston Park, Main Street – 6:30 am
Henley Beach Memorial, Seaview Road – 6:30 am
Hilton Memorial Gardens, Brooker Tce – 6:00 am
Magill “The Gums”, Shakespeare Avenue – 6:30 am
Marion Cenotaph, Marion RSL, Norfolk Rd – 6:15 am
Morphett Vale Memorial Gardens, cnr Main South Rd & Flaxmill Rds – 6:00 am
Mount Barker Soldiers’ Memorial, Mann Street – 6:30 am
Tea Tree Gully Memorial Gardens, North East Road – 6:30 am
Stirling, Lawn outside Library – 6:30 am
Strathalbyn Memorial Gardens – 6:00 am
Prospect RSL, Menzies Crescent – 6:00 am
Port Adelaide Naval Assoc, Quebec St – 6:15 am
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What’s On During the Day
For those wanting to shop on Thursday, Rundle Mall will be open from 12 – 5. Evening events being held around the city to commemorate start on Wednesday.
Zhivagos is holding an ANZAC Spirit night on Wednesday. Part proceeds from the cost of entry will go to the RSL. For more information go to their Facebook page.
The Grace Establishment have drink specials and food being served all day, and entertainment in the evening. For more details click here.
The Union Hotel is holding a street party on Waymouth Street from 10am on, with food and beverage stalls. There will be live entertainment and the annual Legacy Fundraising BBQ. More info here.
The Alma Hotel – you can watch the ANZAC day match and enjoy a beverage and some food, for more info click here.
The Elephant Hotel has a comedy show on in the evening, for more information follow the link.
The Warradale hotel had the ANZAC Day football, and some great food and drink specials. For all the details click here.
The Highway Hotel has the ANZAC Day football on the big screen where you can kick back and watch the game with some delicious food and drinks. More information can be found here.
ANZAC Day road closures
There will be road closures throughout the city to facilitate the ANZAC Day assembly and march of ex-servicemen and women.
Pulteney Street, North Terrace, King William Road, Kintore Avenue and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue will be closed between 8:00 am and 12 noon on Thursday 25 April .
Waymouth Street between Bentham Street and Young Street will also be closed for the Union Hotel ANZAC Day Diggers Reunion Street Party from 6 am and midnight.