Every year, on Anzac Day, Australians come together to commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who have served in the Australian Defence Force. One of the most significant ways to honour this day is by attending a Dawn Service. Here’s what you can expect when attending a Dawn Service in your area.
A Moment of Silence
The first thing you will experience at a Dawn Service is a moment of silence. This is a time to reflect on the courage and sacrifice of those who have served and died for our country. During this time, you may hear the Last Post or Reveille played, which are traditional bugle calls used by the military to signify the start and end of the day.
A Commemorative Address
The second element of a Dawn Service is a commemorative address. This will typically be given by an official representative from either the local government or defence force. The address will usually include stories about those who have served, as well as reflections on what Anzac Day means for Australians today.
A Wreath-Laying Ceremony
The final part of a Dawn Service is usually a wreath-laying ceremony. During this time, wreaths are laid at the base of memorials or monuments to honour those who have served and died in war. This is often accompanied by readings from family members or friends of those who have served, as well as prayers or hymns led by clergy members or representatives from local organisations.
Attending a Dawn Service is an important way to pay tribute to those who have served our country and sacrificed their lives for our freedom. It’s also an opportunity to come together with your community and reflect on what Anzac Day means for Australians today.
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