Thousands attend Coolum RSL ANZAC Dawn Service

Tuesday, April 25 the community numbering around 3,000 came together just before dawn at the Coolum Peregian RSL to reflect and remember our past and current service personnel and those who bravely fought for our freedom. The weather came to the event and remained dry and the community including school students, politicians and RSL members participated in recognising the bravery of our service personnel. Entire families came to the dawn service including the Vernon family from Coolum who attended with Lawrence Vernon who served in the Navy. Lest We Forget. Photo: Vanessa Bacon-Hall  

THE COOLUM Peregian RSL Sub Branch Anzac Day Dawn Service was attended by an estimated 3,000 people and was a solemn and moving tribute to our service personnel. The rain held off for the right amount of time for the event to proceed and featured local school students, community members, dignitaries and RSL members.  

The Cenotaph was flanked by a guard of surf lifesavers in uniform as well as school students and members of the public.  

Commencing just before dawn the service started with a march and on daylight the last post was played to commemorate the landing at Gallipoli. A traditional Gun Fire breakfast was served after the commemorative service and the game of two-up was played throughout the morning. 

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