Anzac Day marches will be held in many towns and villages on the north coast this morning with sunny weather undoubtedly beckoning extra onlookers.
Lismore’s march commences at 8.30am. Marchers are requested to form up at Browns Creek Car Park, ready to step off at 9:00 am. The march will follow Molesworth Street to the Cenotaph at the Lismore Memorial Pool. Service will commence at the completion of the March.
Lismore will also host a Remembering and Healing service at Lismore Peace Park (corner Ballina & Keen Streets). Wet weather venue is Trinity St Mary’s site, 1 Dawson St.
In Nimbin there will be a muster for the Anzac Day March at 10.40am at the Nimbin Hospital followed by the march to the Memorial. There will be a service at the Memorial starting at 10.45am until 11am. This will be followed by traditional two-up at the pub.
Ballina RSL Sub-Branch’s march past leaves from outside Woolworths, River St at 10am, to the RSL Memorial at Grant St where there will be a Memorial Service at 10.45. Ballina MP Tamara Smith will lay a wreath at the at the RSL Memorial.
At Alstonville the march assembly area is at Paddy Bugden VC Memorial from 9.10am. Following the wreath laying ceremony, participants will march to Elizabeth Anne Brown Park where the Civic Service commences at 10am.
In Byron Bay marchers will gather at 10.30am outside the Beach Hotel in Bay Street, marching via Jonson Street and Marvel Street to the Anzac Memorial Gates at the corner Marvel Street and Tennison Street.
The Bangalow parade will assemble at Memorial Park, near the roundabout at 10.30am, for the march down Byron Street to the RSL Memorial Hall in Station Street.
The Tweed Heads march takes a new route this year, with marchers asked to assemble in Jack Evans Boat Harbour Tweed Heads (Corner of Boundary & Coral Streets) from 10am. The Children’s Parade will march off at 10.25am (next to Children’s Playground). The Main Parade will march off at 10.35am from Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Boundary Street Tweed Heads, turn left into Wharf Street Tweed Heads and proceed to the Memorial at Chris Cunningham Park where the Anzac Day Service will be held (commencing at approximately 11am).
In Murwillumbah, marchers are asked to assemble in Brisbane Street. Schools and other organisations assemble in Main Street opposite Post Office at 10.10am for march off to the War Memorial at 10.30am. The service commences at 10.45am. Transport will be available for disabled veterans in Brisbane Street.