Ferntree Gully community groups and residents will once again gather on 25th April for a service to mark 103 years since the Anzac Cove Landings.
Where: Quarry Park, Quarry Road, Ferntree Gully.
When: Walks begin 5.30am. Service starts 6am.
Options for parking: There is minimal parking at the site but ample parking in and around Ferntree Gully Village.
The Service will remember especially Sergeant James Head from Ferntree Gully, who landed on the beach in the first wave. He died later that day. The gathering will also honour all those who have died in battle since then, and call to mind the grief of those who have lost their loved ones.
Please bring a torch or lantern.
Groups will assemble to walk from: St John the Baptist RC Parish car park, 17 Forest Rd / Ferntree Gully railway station, Station Street side. Follow guided walk to the site via Forest Road.
Refreshments after the service will be at St John the Baptist parish hall, Forest Road, with tea and coffee provided by St Vincent de Paul Society members.
Bring food to share. All welcome.
For more details contact Des Higginbotham at Ferntree Gully Newsagency, Station Street. Tel. 9758 5013.
Where: Tim Neville Arboretum, 98-106 Dorset Rd
The members of the Peace and Loyalty Masonic Lodge will again conduct an ANZAC ceremony at the Knox War Memorial.
The Knox War Memorial records the names of all service men and women from the Knox municipal area who paid the supreme sacrifice of giving their lives in the armed conflicts in which Australia has been involved.
Members of the public are warmly invited to attend this ANZAC service.
Floral tributes are welcome and may be laid.