Anzacs take pride of place on Tuesday

HEALTHY crowds are again expected on Tuesday for Orange’s five Anzac Day ceremonies.

Marshalling guide for the 10.30am march along Summer Street.

Marshalling guide for the 10.30am march along Summer Street.

Between 5000 and 7000 people are expected to attend the 5.20am dawn service at Robertson Park, while 10,000 are expected to converge on the park for the 11am civic commemoration.

Three thousand school students are expected to march with veterans, descendants and servicemen.

Orange RSL sub-branch junior vice-president Chris Colvin said he looked forward to the dawn service most.

“It’s the main service for any veteran,” he said.

“It’s the solemn one, it’s the one we don’t fiddle with.”

Students from James Sheahan Catholic High School will lead the musical performances, supported by the Orange High School band.

See our map below for two-up locations in the region along with Anzac dawn service and march locations. Click an icon for more details.

Services will also be held at the Lone Pine Memorial on Bathurst Road at 8.15am followed by the cemetery and crematorium.

Veterans and their carers will be hosted for breakfast and lunch at the Orange Ex-Services’ Club, while the general public is welcome at the CWA Hall.

The retreat ceremony will be conducted at Robertson Park at 5.45pm, where the flags will be returned to the sub-branch for another year.

Services will also be held across Cabonne’s villages, with Molong, Cumnock, Yeoval and Toogong also holding dawn services.

A number of streets will be closed a various times during the morning to ensure safe marshalling for the march and the march itself.

McNamara Street will be closed from 6am, while Summer Street between Peisley and Sale streets and parts of surrounding streets will be closed from about 10am, reopening at noon.

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