Where to pay your respects

Sunbury RSL members (L-R) Tim Healy, Sylvia McQueen, Graeme Williams and Gary Fisher. (Damjan Janevski). 399665_01

As citizens throughout Australia and New Zealand pause on April 25 for Anzac Day, Sunbury and Macedon Ranges residents will be able to choose between a range of local services to attend.

The Sunbury Sub-branch of the RSL and the Sunbury Historical Society are joining forces to hold a dawn service and wreath laying ceremony at the Sunbury War Memorial Cenotaph on Stawell Street. The service will commence at 6am, and will conclude the Sunbury Youth Vigil, which will begin at 6pm Wednesday, April 24.

Sunbury residents will also be able to attend the commemoration service at 10.30am, which will kick off at 9.50am from the public transport bus interchange station with a commemorative march.

Another wreath laying ceremony will take place at the commemoration service and, for those not marching, it is suggested you be at the memorial near the Memorial Hall by 10am.

Bulla residents will be able to attend a local service which will be held on the corner of Green Street and Bulla Road. The service will commence at 8.30am, and light refreshments will follow.

Woodend residents will be able to commemorate the day starting with a march on High Street slip road at 10.45am. The march will pause to lay wreaths at the Vietnam memorial and Woodend clocktower and end at the Woodend RSL in Anslow Street.

This will then be followed by a memorial service, ending at 12.30pm, and everyone is then invited to join RSL members for refreshments.