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June 22, 2024 5:16 PM

Anzac Services Make a Welcome Return

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Singleton RSL Sub-branch president Mark Cederblad and RSL Womens Auxiliary coordinator Frances Mount are preparing for the community commemorate of Anzac Day that makes a return to Burdekin Park, the first time without the presence of the bats for around two decades.

Some 300 soldiers will take part in the Anzac Day March through Singleton as the town comes together to commemorate the men and women who have served our nation in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

The nearby presence of the School of Infantry and military families living in the town make this service even more relevant and the participation of the soldiers will be an impressive sight.

Organisers Singleton RSL Sub-branch president Mark Cederblad and RSL Womens Ausiliary coordinator Frances Mount have gone to a tremendous effort to give the town a service taking into account covid restrictions.

“We can only have 3000 people in the park for the service and people will have to sign in so we hope people will be patient as we adhere to the requirements,” Mr Cederblad said.

The march will form in Ryan Avenue from 10am and will step off at 10:15am to arrive in Burdekin Park at 10:30am.  The march will go from Ryan Avenue down Hunter Street, not Elizabeth Street as in previous years because of the roadworks.

A small dawn service will be held in Burdekin Park at 5:30am.

“The times are estimates because we don’t know how long the sign-in process may take,” Mark said.

He particularly thanked Singleton Council’s events coordinator Claire Briggs for her assistance in what has been a demanding process.

Merriwa

Dawn Services at 5.40am. March at 10.30am along Bettington Street to the Cenotaph and main service to follow, approximately 10.40am.

Murrurundi

Dawn Service 6am followed by breakfast at the Murrurundi Bowling Club. March at 10.50am to the Cenotaph with a service from 11am.

Muswellbrook

Dawn Service at 6am at Olympic Park, please arrive early to check in. March from Simpson Park to Olympic Park begins 10am, service to follow. (Please note the change of venue for this year’s Muswellbrook services)

Scone

Dawn Service at the War Memorial (Scone and District Swimming Pool) at 6am. Call to Order of main service at 11am, at the War Memorial, march along Guernsey Street to Scone RSL following the service.

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