ANZAC Day

Anzac Day was initially commemorated to mark the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli. However these days ANZAC day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing. It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service past and present.

In 2021, ANZAC Day will occur on Sunday 25 April, 2021. 

Amiens Legacy Centre

After the commemoration ceremonies in town, if you feel like doing something else that's a little bit different, come along to the Amiens Legacy Centre for a relaxed afternoon of yarns, verse and tunes by the campfire. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. More details are on the poster. 

Stanthorpe and surrounds

ANZAC day is well supported in Stanthorpe and surrounding areas. ANZAC day commemoration ceremonies can be found on the Southern Downs Regional Council website. 

The dawn service for Stanthorpe is usually held in Weroona Park, Marsh St followed by the gunfire breakfast which is usually held at the Stanthorpe RSL, Marsh St, Stanthorpe. 

Click on www.sdrc.com.au or the button below to find out more information about ANZAC day services on the Southern Downs.

ANZAC parade

The ANZAC parade in Stanthorpe is usually held in the main street of town, Maryland St, Stanthorpe and commences at 10.30am. Families, friends, the general public and local school children march to commemorate Stanthorpe's fallen. 

Click on www.sdrc.com.au or the button below to find out more information about ANZAC day services on the Southern Downs.

Ballandean Pyramid

The Ballandean Pyramid is a man-made stone pyramid near the small village of Ballandean, Queensland, Australia. The pyramid is approximately 15 metres in height and built from local granite rocks. Usually it is not open to the public as it is on private property belonging to a local vineyard (Henty Estate) and is approximately 25 metres from the nearest road.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballandean_Pyramid

 

Now on ANZAC Day each year, a commemoration ceremony is held at sunset where a lone soldier stands atop the peak of the pyramid holding an Australian flag. 

Image: Shane Andersen Photography

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