ANZAC Day Services to commemorate the fallen

Thousands are expected to gather for ANZAC Day services in Geraldton. 

Thousands are expected to gather for ANZAC Day services in Geraldton. 

Thousands of community members will gather to pay their respects to those who fought for our country at ANZAC Day Services in Geraldton.

The City of Greater Geraldton in conjunction with the Geraldton RSL Sub-Branch, will hold ANZAC Day Services at Birdwood House on Thursday 25 April.

ANZAC Day commemorations will kick off with the Dawn Service at 6.00am, followed by the Main Service at 11.00am.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the services were always extremely moving and encouraged the community to pay their respects.

“ANZAC Day is a time of national significance, when we pay our respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom,” he said.

“It’s great to see our community come together every year to remember those men and women who served and lost their lives in the war.”

A wreath laying ceremony will be part of the ANZAC Day proceedings, as well as a march from Foreshore Drive, along Forrest Street to Birdwood House on Chapman Road.

Community members are encouraged to gather along Foreshore Drive to Forrest Street and acknowledge the marchers.

Road closures along Chapman Road, Foreshore Drive, Durlacher Street and Forrest Street will be in place during the Dawn Service and Main Service. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to obey all warning signs. 

An ANZAC Day Service will also be held in Mullewa at the War Memorial on Maitland Road at 10.00am.

It will be followed by a morning tea in the Lesser Hall.