The Ocean Grove/Barwon Heads RSL Sub-Branch recognise the importance of ANZAC Day to the Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads communities and have voted to hold a Dawn Service and a mid morning march and Commemorative Service in the Ocean Grove Park . The march and Commemorative Service normally held in Barwon Heads is cancelled this year as the logistics of managing two large COVID-19 Events are beyond the resources of a small RSL Sub-Branch. The Dawn Service will commence at 0615 with those attending asked to arrive by 0545 to register for this Tier Three COVID-19 approved Event. The march will leave from The Terrace (outside COLES) at 0945 and will conclude at the RSL Memorial in the Ocean Grove Park followed by a Commemorative Service commencing at 1000. The march will be restricted to veterans and first responders only with all participants needing to register prior to step off. Both the Dawn Service and Commemorative Service will be restricted to 1000 participants with all those attending required to register as they enter the Park. Sign in sheets and QR Codes will be available at the various entry points. All persons attending as a spectator or participant are reminded of the need to be COVID safe and observe the social distancing rules.
ANZAC Day also provides an opportunity to support Veteran Welfare through the Sale of ANZAC Day Badges. ANZAC Day badges will be available in the week prior to ANZAC Day at the various stalls our volunteers will be setting up in Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads. The Ocean Grove Newsagency will also be selling badges. The RSL is asking Victorians to do three simple things on ANZAC Day: Honour, Commemorate, and Donate. Honour the ANZAC’s and all those who have served and continue to serve with a moment of quiet reflection at 6am. Commemorate both service and sacrifice by attending a local COVID-Safe ANZAC Day service or observe online or from home by lighting up the dawn. Donate – help the RSL support veterans and their families when in need by making a donation to the ANZAC Appeal by buying a badge or donating online.
ANZAC SERVICE 2021 QR code