ANZAC Day Dawn Service

During battle, the half-light of dawn was one of the most favoured times for an attack. Soldiers in defensive positions were woken in the dark before dawn, so by the time first light crept across the battlefield they were awake, alert, and manning their weapons; this is still known as ‘stand-to’.

After the First World War, returned soldiers sought the comradeship they had felt in those quiet, peaceful moments before dawn. A dawn vigil, recalling the wartime front line practice of the dawn ‘stand-to’, became the basis of a form of commemoration in several places after the war. This practice has evolved into the Dawn Service as we know it.

Date 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 06:00
Type 
Community
Event Contact Details 
dave.batic@ntairports.com.au
Cost 
Free
Event Location 
ANZAC Hill Cenotaph