Traditional dawn service return

Anzac Day activities will resume across the state on April 25 including in Millicent, Beachport and Glencoe.

The commemoration around the nation was curtailed a year ago due to the COVID pandemic. “We will continue with nearly all our Anzac activities, including the dawn and mid-morning services at the Cross of Sacrifice,” Millicent RSL president Chris Mathias told The SE Voice.

“We will be having the dawn service and it will be led by retired minister and our RSL chaplain Pastor Paul Hales. “However, there will be no gunfire breakfast to follow in the Millicent RSL Hall afterwards this year.”

A hot breakfast was typically served by the Millicent Lions Club in recent times. Mr Mathias said marchers will assemble at 10.30am for the street march, it will start at 10.45am and the mid-morning service will start at 11am.

Glencoe’s dawn service will again be staged by the local Progress Association while the seaside service is the responsibility of the Lions Club of Beachport and Rivoli Bay.

It is 106 years since Australian and New Zealand troops stormed ashore at Gallipoli in Turkey in one of the major battles of World War I.

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