City pauses to pay tribute

Gareth ThomasAlbany Advertiser

For many in Albany, next Tuesday will mark one of the more sombre and reflective days on the calendar as local residents join the nation to stop and remember past and present Australian service people.

This year’s dawn service will again take place atop Mt Clarence at the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, starting at 5.30am, lasting for about 45 minutes.

The bus service from Middleton Beach and Albany Entertainment Centre runs from 3am until 5am, or when the 4000-person capacity is reached.

For those who cannot make it, the Mt Clarence service will be live simulcast on big screens at Albany Entertainment Centre and Anzac Peace Park from 4am for a 5.30am start.

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The Albany Advertiser will also be live streaming the dawn service from Mt Clarence via its Facebook page.

After the service, there will be a gunfire breakfast served at Anzac Peace Park, available for a gold coin donation, between 6-8.30am before the York Street parade starts at the town square at 10am.

An extended commemorative service will be held from 10.30am to noon at Anzac Peace Park to remember those who have lost their lives serving their country.

The day will end with traditional games of two-up at the Stirling Club with the first toss taking place after noon and running well into the late evening.

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