North Beach RSL expecting another bumper Anzac Day crowd

North Beach RSL expecting another bumper Anzac Day crowd

NORTH BEACH Returned and Services League (RSL) Sub-Branch is expecting another large turnout for their Anzac Day dawn service following memorial renovations last year.

North Beach RSL president Paul McGuinness said the Anzac committee were proud to see more than 8000 people at last year’s service at Charles Riley Memorial Reserve.

“The grounds have been enlarged even more so there is plenty of room and there will be big screens for people to view the history of the Anzacs and the current Australians serving in Afghanistan,” he said.

“It’s important that young children know the military history of Australia (and) understand the loss of many young people that sacrificed their lives to keep this country a free country.

“I went to a school for an Anzac morning ceremony last week and I was absolutely astounded at the knowledge the children had in regards to Anzac Day.

“What we’re doing is promoting more and more as the years go by for the young generations to know the history of Australians fighting in wars around the world.”

A breakfast will be held after the 6am service at the North Beach Bowling Club.