Geelong commemorates our ANZACs

April 29, 2021 BY

Steve Jones and Alan Godfrey, a 98-year-old WWII veteran. Photo: PETER MARSHALL.

ANZAC Day attracted thousands of onlookers to Geelong’s city centre as veterans marched through the CBD, while smaller ceremonies took place across the region.

Projections began from 3.30am to coincide with the Johnston Park pre-dawn service while Geelong and District Vietnam Veterans Association hosted the first Dawn Service at Geelong’s waterfront.

A second service for the area took place at the Boer War Memorial later than usual and was hosted by the Kardinia Rotary Club. The march through the city was just one of many that took place this year following last year’s cancellation.

Hundreds of veterans began their descent on Malop Street walking 700 metres to Johnston Park for a commemorative service.

This year’s march gave priority to veterans and serving members of the defence force along with smaller services due to the complexity of COVIDSafe planning.






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