The spirit of Anzac Day will be well and truly alive this Thursday at Moore Park Beach.
The Dawn Service will start at 5.30am in the Memorial Gardens on Anzac Parade, followed by the traditional Gunfire Breakfast at the Moore Park Beach Bowls Club.
The Civic Service will be on from just after 11am. Anyone wanting to march is asked to assemble at the Moore Park Beach Community Hall at 11.20am. Those not marching are asked to take their places at the Memorial Gardens on Anzac Parade at 11.15am.
Highlights of the Civic Service will include the Anzac Day Address, essay readings from Moore Park Beach State School and Gooburrum State School winners, singing from the Moore Park Beach and Gooburrum State Schools Choir, with the National Anthems of Australia and New Zealand led by Corina Evans.
Following on from last year’s beautiful playing, violinist Bernadette Connolly will again be playing The Lament, The Last Post and Reveille.
The laying of the wreaths is another highlight of the Civic Service, and this year 23 organisations will participate.
This year’s Catafalque Party is made up of members of the Australian Naval Cadets Training Squadron Bundaberg.
Parade Marshall is Warrant Officer 1st Class Russell Kilpatrick and the Salute will be taken by Warrant Officer 1st Class Alan Burgess OAM.
Moore Park Beach Anzac Civic Service Coordinator Russell Stewart said it’s a very special time for the community to join together.
“It’s gratifying to see so many people attend our Moore Park Beach Anzac services, especially young people,” Russell said.
“We look forward to welcoming our Moore Park Beach organisations, schools and residents and visitors to our services this Thursday.”