Day break on a day to remember
THE cost of war and the price of peace have been retold in stories and memories of the Anzac Spirit shared at dawn services across the Coffs Coast.
In the moments before dawn, hundreds gathered at cenotaphs and war memorials on the coast.
As the sound of the Last Post rang out in the shadows of our serviceman and woman those presence paid homage to the ultimate scarifice of so many young Australians.
Today the 98th anniversary of the landing of Gallipoli is honoured and the 70th anniversary of the completion of the Thai Burma railway, a track laid in the lives of Prisoners of War.
From all theatres of war our veterans will take pride of place in the 9am Coffs Harbour march from Park Ave to the Cenotaph.
The form-up is currently taking place at the east end of Park Ave.
The Anzac commemoration service and wreath laying will take place at the Cenotaph at 9.30am.
In Sawtell, the March will commence from the main street to Memorial Park with a form-up at 10.45am.
The Anzac commemoration service will begin in Memorial Park at 11.25am.
In Urunga, the March steps off from the Cenotaph at 11am with the Anzac Commemoration service to follow the march at the Cenotaph.
In Woolgoolga, the March and services will begin at the Cenotaph from 11am.