Mablethorpe’s second Anzac Day Commemoration Service will take place at the town’s war memorial this Friday, April 25.
The Anzac tradition encompasses the relevant ideals of courage, endurance and comradeship and are still relevant to this day.
Anzac Day was established on April 25, 1915 when the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
It was the start of a campaign that lasted eight months and resulted in some 25,000 Australian and New Zealand casualties, including 8.700 who were killed or died of wounds and disease.
Anzac Day is the day on which Australians and New Zealander’s remember the sacrifice of those who have died in war and is commemorated on this day every year.
The Ancient Greeks believed rosemary made their memories stronger.
This idea has been carried on through all these years and is still used today when people wear sprigs of rosemary and lay wreaths of rosemary as a symbol of remembrance for those who died at Gallipoli.
So why not keep this tradition of Anzac Day alive and join in with the commemoration which takes place at an early 5.30am.
Everyone is being asked to assemble at Mablethorpe war memorial for 5.20am which will be followed by the standards taking their post at 5.27am where the service will begin at 5.30-6am. Everyone is then welcome to retire to Dave’s Diner in the High Street for a traditional Gunfire breakfast which includes tea and coffee with a dash of rum.
Among those lying wreaths will be Mayor of Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea Coun Bernard Dobbs, representatives from both the Mablethorpe and Alford Royal British Legions, RAFA and representatives currently serving in the Army, Navy and RAF.