ANZAC Day in Whyalla

REMEMBRANCE: The Navy and Army Cadets will once again been leading the cenotaph during Anzac Day.
REMEMBRANCE: The Navy and Army Cadets will once again been leading the cenotaph during Anzac Day.

The sacrifice of those Australians who fought in conflicts around the world will be honoured next Thursday with a Dawn Service hosted by the Whyalla Returned Services League (RSL).

The service will follow the Whyalla Anzac Eve Vigil, which will see children between ages of 9 and 25 come together in a display of respect running from 6pm on April 24 to 6am on April 25.

The community is invited to attend the Dawn Service at 6:10am, which is being held at the Memorial Oval Gates. A Navy Commodore will attend the service while the Navy and Army cadets lead the cenotaph.

After the service participants are invited back to the Whyalla RSL club rooms for a marquee breakfast, with sausages, eggs, baked beans, tomato and much more on offer.

The Anzac Day March will then be held at 10:30am, with veterans and community groups alike to walk down Essington Lewis Avenue. Once the march is complete, the main Anzac Day service will be held at approximately 10:50am.

Students from the Whyalla High School Band will be providing music for both the Dawn Service and the Main Service. They will be joined by the growing Whyalla Singers choir which will lend their voices on the day.

RSL President Kevin Higgins said it was a good opportunity for young students to be involved in a special community event.

"I've heard them play they are quite good, I'm very impressed," he said.

"Hopefully this will influence other kids to join up with the band as well."

Once the main service is complete the congregation will march back to the recently revamped Whyalla RSL club rooms where all attendees are invited inside for lunch.

Graeme Stephenson (Just Me) will be providing background music during breakfast and lunch.

Mr Higgins is hoping to see around 400 attending the Dawn Service and between 500-600 attending the Main Service.