ANZAC Day for me is a special time to remember and be thankful for the many ordinary people who bravely took on extraordinary challenges to serve our nation, and of course, to acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice of the thousands who never returned.
Remembrance is about learning from the past to inform our future. Thankfulness is about respecting and honouring these men and women of valour and dignity.
As the crowds grow every year, I am also filled with pride that together as a community we take the time to remember them and say thank you.
I look forward to seeing you at some of the services held across the Sunshine Coast on April 25.
Main Service: 11.00am Service at Korean War Memorial
5.00am Gather Sea Cove Resort Road.
5.20am Service begins on arrival of Veterans at Cenotaph 1906 David Low Way.
4.15am Assemble at Cotton Tree Cenotaph on the Esplanade.
4.15am Service begins – a short service commemorating the ANZACS.
8.00am Assemble outside the Sub Branch.
8.30am March-off to Cenotaph.
9.00am Service begins on arrival of Veterans at Cenotaph.
5.00am Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club.
5.15am Assemble at Power Park Cenotaph.
5.28am Service begins.
10.30am Assemble at corner of Coolibah and Mudjimba Beach Road for march to Cenotaph.
11.00am Service begins on arrival of Veterans at Cenotaph.