ANZAC Day in Proserpine
PROSERPINE’s Ex-Services Club will be hosting a notto-be-missed ANZAC Day program to mark 100 years of Australia’s involvement in the First World War and the 99th commemoration of ANZAC Day.
The club is inviting the community to remember not only the original ANZACs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but also to commemorate more than a century of service by Australia’s servicemen and women.
This year's program starts with a dawn service at the Proserpine Cenotaph at 4.28am followed by a Gunfire Breakfast back at the Ex-Services Club.
This year's official march will start outside the Proserpine Ex-Services Club at 10.30am, with participants asked to meet and start assembling from 10am. The ExServices Club will close at 10.30am for the march and will re-open at 11am.
A roast lunch will be held back at the club along with fun and games upstairs including ‘Two-Up’.
Proserpine Ex-Services Club president and Vietnam Veteran Ian Lade, said ANZAC Day was a day when returned servicemen and women could experience the same camaraderie that was shown on battlefields both past and present.
“It is important for the community to come along and pay their respects to those who served [and] to make them feel welcome,” he said.
Mr Lade is also inviting the community to check out the war memorial display in the Proserpine Ex-Services Club foyer, which includes terrific personal artefacts such as military uniforms, weapons, medals, flags, photos and much more.
“Some of the weapons in the museum cannot be seen outside a Canberra museum,” he said.
Mr Lade will also have his Vietnam Veteran pens for sale that are hand-crafted from service ribbons and come in different colours and sizes.
MEMORABILIA: Proserpine Ex-Services Club president and Vietnam Veteran Ian Lade is inviting the community to check out the war memorial display at the club.