ANZAC Day 25th April 2017
Traditions in Blackwood

  • ANZAC Vigil: From 6pm on Monday 24th April through to 6am on Tuesday 25th April at the Blackwood Soldiers War Memorial, Blackwood Roundabout.
  • ANZAC March: leaves Brighton Parade Car Park at 6:15am on Tuesday 25th April ending at…
  • ANZAC Dawn Service: 6:30am on Tuesday 25th April at the Blackwood War Memorial, Blackwood Roundabout.

 

ANZAC Vigil
The ANZAC Vigil commences at 6pm on the 24th of April each year at the War Memorial, Blackwood Roundabout. Youth of various service groups including the Fire Brigade, Guides, Scouts, St John Ambulance and many others hold a vigil at the memorial throughout the night until relieved by Senior Defence personnel at 6am ANZAC Day.

Blackwood ANZAC March
The Blackwood ANZAC March leaves the Brighton Parade car park at 6.15am and proceeds along Shepherds Hill Road to the War Memorial at Blackwood Roundabout.

Dawn Service – Blackwood War Memorial
Every year on the 25th of April people of Blackwood and surrounding districts meet at the War Memorial, Blackwood roundabout at 6.30am for a Dawn Service. Approximately 2,500 people attend the service each year.

The information here came from the Blackwood RSL webpage.


LEST WE FORGET

THE ODE

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.