ANZAC Day Services in Home Hill on Tuesday, April 25 will be conducted along similar lines to previous years, with the day of commemorations starting at 5am with Coffee Royale and concluding with the public services at the Cenotaph and War Memorial in the Home Hill Park commencing from 11.20am.
Further improvements have been carried out in the park where the Cenotaph was moved to, following the closure of the Home Hill RSL Sub-Branch Hall in Tenth Street, with new footpaths constructed from Ninth and Tenth Avenues towards the Rotunda in the Park, from which the services are conducted.
Coffee Royale will be available to attending ex-service men and women prior to the Dawn Service commencing in front of the Honour Rolls on the front of the former School of Arts and Burdekin Memorial Hall complex in Ninth Avenue.
Large crowds have attended the Dawn Service in Home Hill in recent years, including in 2022, when heavy rain forced the service to be moved inside the Memorial Hall.
Following the Dawn Service, the Anzac Day Commemorations will move to the Home Hill Cemetery Cenotaph where the annual Cemetery Service will take place, allowing those present to remember those ex-service men and women from the Home Hill community who are now interred in the cemetery.
A “Gunfire Breakfast” for participants in the Anzac Day Services will take place at the Minor Hall of the Memorial Hall complex from 7am on Anzac Day.
Participants in the annual Street Parade will assemble in Tenth Avenue, Home Hill prior to moving off at 10.45am and proceeding to the War Memorial in the Home Hill Park, where the Cenotaph Service will take place.
The timing of the parade allows those people who wish to join in the Ayr Anzac Day Parade, to do so before coming back to Home Hill for the local commemoration services.
The Home Hill community is once again encouraged to take advantage of the annual Anzac Day public holiday to honour the ANZACs and those thousands of ex-service men and women who gave their lives in the defence of our country —Lest We Forget.