Dawn services to start Anzac Day celebrations
And one of the most pleasing aspects for RSL officials is the growing number of young people attending.
In the Byron Shire, dawn services on Saturday will be held at Mullumbimby, Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads.
At Mullumbimby, the service will be held at the Cenotaph starting at 4.30 followed by breakfast in the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club.
The dawn service at Byron Bay will start at 4.45 at the Memorial Gates at the Recreation Ground, followed by breakfast at the Byron Bay Services Club to which all are invited.
Last year, more than 160 people took up the invitation.
At Brunswick Heads there will be a march from the RSL Hall at 5 am to the Cenotaph in Fawcett Street for a dawn service followed by a breakfast for everyone.
People taking part in the Mullumbimby march are asked to gather at Apex Park for a 10.45 am start with the service at the Cenotaph to start at 11 am.
Lunch will be served for local ex-service people in the Ex-Services Club afterwards.
Marchers at Byron Bay are asked to be at The Beach Hotel at 10 am with the march to start at 10.30.
The parade will make its way to the Memorial Gates for an 11 am service.
If there is heavy rain, the service will be held in the adjacent Scout Hall.
After the service, the annual Anzac Day luncheon will be held at the Services Club from noon.
At Bangalow, the parade will assemble at Memorial Park near the roundabout at 10.30 am for the march to the Cenotaph and the RSL Hall.
The wreath laying ceremony with the Last Post and Reveille will be followed by the traditional Anzac Day service in the hall.