Be moved at an Anzac Day dawn service near you
IN THE still of dawn with the lone bugler playing the last post, the dawn service is one of the most moving and emotional parts of Anzac Day.
With more young people becoming interested and involved in the Anzac legend, crowds at the services have been steadily rising.
Dawn Services will be held across the shire in Brunswick Heads/Billinudgel, Mullumbimby, Byron Bay and Bangalow.
The Brunswick Heads/Billinudgel RSL will assemble at the Fawcett St. hall at 4.50am for the march to the cenotaph.
After the service there will be a parade around the town which will finish with breakfast at the hall.
Mullumbimby RSL Sub-Branch begins the Anzac Day commemorations with the Dawn Service at the Cenotaph at 4.30am.
Then at 10.30am a march begins at Apex Park to the Cenotaph where a ceremony will be held at 11am.
The Dawn Service at Byron Bay starts at 5.30am at the Memorial Gates in Marvel St. followed by a march with everyone invited to assemble at 10am at the Beach Hotel.
There follows a service at 11am and then it's off to the Byron Bay Services Club for the traditional two-up from 2pm.
In Bangalow all servicemen and women were invited to take part in the commemorations.
The parade will assemble at Memorial Park, near the roundabout at 10.30am, ready for the march down Byron St to the RSL Memorial Hall in Station St.
Accompanying the parade this year are members of the Red Cross, the 41st Battalion, Second World War vehicles, drum party together with school and community groups.
A short wreath-laying ceremony then takes place at the Cenotaph, followed by the traditional Anzac service in the hall with the address delivered by the honorary secretary, Col Draper.
Meanwhile at Ocean Shores Country Club, Far North Coast Legacy Byron Division is holding a Charity Golf and Bowls Day.
Sponsored by the Lions Club of Brunswick Heads/Mullumbimby, proceeds will be used to buy personal safety alarms for some of the 180 war widows living throughout the shire.
The Charity Golf Day also features two-up and prizes worth more than $1200.