19 April, 2024

United we will remember

RESIDENTS of all ages will gather to pay their respects to our fallen heroes at Anzac Day services across the district next Thursday.

By Staff Writer

United we will remember - feature photo

The day holds deep significance as we honour the courage, sacrifice and camaraderie of our servicemen and women who have defended our nation’s values and freedoms.

Warrnambool is proud to embody the true spirit of community, where neighbours stand united in support and remembrance.

Young and old will gather to pay tribute to our fallen heroes and to celebrate the enduring bonds that bind the community.

At the Warrnambool RSL residents are invited to enjoy a gunfire breakfast at 6.30am for a gold coin donation post the dawn service (to start at 5.30am).

A mid-morning march and service will begin at 10.45am.

The Garrison Re-enactment troop will fire a single salvo of rifle fire at about 11.50am on Cannon Hill.

A reminder to motorists of the following road closures next Thursday:

Cannon Hill (Liebig Street to Cannon Hill) closed 5am-1pm.

Merri Street (Gillies Street to Banyan Street) closed 5am-1pm.

Liebig Street (Timor Street to Cannon Hill) closed 5am-1pm.

Liebig Street (Lava Street to Merri Street) closed 10am-11am.

In Port Fairy, residents can take part in a dawn service at 6.30am or a service at 10.30am (which will be preceded by a march from Seacombe House at 10.15am).

Yambuk will host a dawn service at 6.30am and at Panmure a 2pm march will be followed by a service at the local hall.

A service will also be held at the memorial in High Street, Koroit, from 2.30pm.

The Dennington Community Association will hold a service and wreath laying ceremony at 9am.

To ensure the safety of participants and the community, temporary changes to traffic conditions and vehicle access will be implemented in Dennington.

The Esplanade, from Drummond Street to Princes Highway, will be closed from 8.30am until 10am.

A free community breakfast will be held at the GG Payne Reserve from 7.30am-8.45am.

A march will commence at the Dennington Kinder at 8.45am.


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