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Anzac Day March
Thursday, April 25
- The March will form up at the corner of Perkins Street and Hunter Street Mall. ADF personnel will form up as directed in Hunter Street towards Brown and also into Perkins. Civilians will form up as directed by the March Marshals behind the Miners Federation Pipe Band from the corner of Perkins east along Hunter Street Mall. These groups will include: Descendants of Veterans, WW2 Navy, Army and RAAF groups including Womens Services.
- The City of Newcastle RSL Pipe Band. The following groups will form up: Vietnam Veterans, ADF Veterans/Peace Keepers/Peace Makers, all other contemporary veterans as identified. ADF Cadets in uniform will march behind the serving ADF personnel. The March will be led by the Australian Army Band, Newcastle, with the Parade under the control of Ken Fayle.
- The March will commence at 9.15am and proceed west along King Street to Civic Park, where the salute will be taken by the ranking ADF Officer and the Lord Mayor. The march will turn into Auckland St and break off into Civic Park.
- Veterans who need transport, must pre-book taxis
United Commemoration Service
- When: 10am-11am
- Where: Civic Park
- Toilets: Civic Park and War Memorial Cultural Centre
- Parking: On-street, Gibson St car park
- Public Transport: Park and ride services operating from McDonald Jones Stadium from 3.30am (every five to 10 minutes) and additional bus and ferry services.
Order of Service
- Master of Ceremony: Stephen W Finney OAM JP
- Band: Salvation Army Newcastle Worship and Community Centre Band
- Choir: The Newcastle Choir
- Hymn: God Save the Queen
On this day above all days we recall those who, in the great tragedy of war, gave their lives so that people in Australia and beyond may live in freedom; who still sleep amid the ridges of Gallipoli and the terraced hills of Palestine; in the well-maintained cemeteries of France or the shimmering haze of the Libyan desert; amid the mountains and olive groves of Greece and the Middle East, and the jungle of Malaya, New Guinea, rugged Korea, Vietnam and the Pacific Islands, amid loving friends in Great Britain and in our own land; and in unknown resting places in every continent and in every sea. With sacred remembrances we commemorate every man, woman and child who, in those crucial years, died so that the lights of freedom and humanity might continue to shine. May we and our successors prove worthy of their sacrifice.
- Prayer of the day: Dean of Newcastle the Very Reverend Katherine Bowyer
- Hymn Recessional
- Prayer for the Queen and Nation and Prayer for all Affected by War:The Bishop of Maitland - Newcastle - Most Reverend Bill Wright
- Prayer for World Nations: Flight Lieutenant Chaplin - Stuart Asquith RAAF
- The Lords Prayer (recite by all)
- Scripture Lesson Psalm No. 27: Captain Stephen Oliver, The Salvation Army Corps Officer Newcastle Worship Community Centre
- Prayer of Praise
- Commemoration Address - Jessica Pelley and Shelby Fanning - St. Francis Xavier's College
- TRIBUTE LAYING
- Ode of Remembrance
Ode of Remembrance
They went with songs to the battle, They were young, straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow; They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn, At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them
- Last Post
- Silence for the Sacred Minute of Remembrance
- Hymn O Valiant Hearts
- Dean of Newcastle The Very Reverend Katherine Bowyer
- The National Anthem
Firing of the Guns and Open Day
- Where: Fort Scratchley
- At 1pm and 3pm the historic Mk VII 7 guns, which fired on the Japanese submarine on the 8 June 1942, will fire again, supported by the fully restored World War II 25-Pounder Field Gun.