The Werribee dawn service will again be centrepiece of Wyndham’s Anzac Day activities.
Werribee RSL president Daryl Ryan said the service would begin at 6.30am on April 25, at the cenotaph on the corner of Station Place and Watton Street.
Mr Ryan said the RSL would then host breakfast at the Kelly Park Centre in Werribee. Between 6500 and 8000 people had attended the dawn service in recent years and organisers are hopeful for a similar turnout this year.
On Sunday, April 22, the RSL will also hold a pre-Anzac Day march along Watton Street. Anyone interested in participating should meet at the Wyndham Cultural Centre at 2pm for the 2.30pm march.
Wyndham mayor Peter Maynard said Anzac Day was one of Australia’s most important national days.
“I am always impressed and heartened by how many people attend Werribee’s dawn service, especially younger generations, who keep the memories of our brave servicemen and women alive,” Cr Maynard said.
On Monday, April 23, volunteers at Werribee Plaza Library will help people research the histories of Australian World War I and II service personnel (bookings required). During April, poppies will be crocheted at Wyndham libraries for the 5000 Poppies Project.