ANZAC DAY, 25 APRIL 2021 AT WALSH BAY
#LightUpTheDawn
Dear Residents,

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and the limited participation to the Anzac Day memorial services, Walsh Bay Precinct Association brings the commemoration right to the centre of our precinct with a solemn Dawn Service.

We encourage all to embrace the event and show our spirit of gratitude in memory and support of our Anzacs.
 

WHAT IS HAPPENING:


To show our #ANZACspirit we conduct our Dawn Service, on the forecourt in front of Pier 6/7 at 0600 (6 am):
  • 6am Acknowledgement of Country and Introduction by Andrew Wise
  • Roll of Honour. CMDR Andrew Johnston, RAN – the story of a Dawes Point local in WW1
  • Ode of Remembrance. The fourth stanza of Laurence Binyon’s For the Fallen. Recited by Andrew Wise.
  • Last Post is sounded by the Bugler – indicating that the soldiers have gone to rest
  • ‘Silence’ for a minute to remember those who died to protect our freedoms… then
  • Reveille/Rouse is sounded by the Bugler and calls the soldier’s spirit to rise and prepare for another day
To enable the Dawn Service at Walsh Bay we will be;
  • using a loud speaker to ensure our ANZAC day address is audible across the entire Walsh Bay Precinct
  • having a professional photographer/video to capture our #ANZACspirit and #lightupthedawn address
  • Project a photo presentation on the Pier 6/7 wall.
  • Live stream the event on the Walsh Bay Arts and Commerce Facebook Page


WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:

  • By 0600 gather together even while apart – join #lightupthedawn by joining us in the Forecourt infront of Pier 6/7 or standing on your balcony with a lit candle to remember all those who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we enjoy today.
  • Be intrigued as we highlight the story of a local resident’s path to WW1
  • Reflect as we recite the Ode and respond – “Lest We Forget” on completion
  • Listen to the Last Post and remember the contributions of so many men and women
  • Bow your head in silent contemplation, prayer, reflection, or meditation to honour those who fought and died for us
  • Reveille/Rouse: remember that it’s a ‘new day’ and commit to continuing the Anzac legacy.
  • Sharing your images on social media? Tag  #lightupthedawn and #walshbaysydney on your posts.
 
Walsh Bay Sydney. Anzac Day 2020
Flashback to last year's Dawn Ceremony at Walsh Bay