After weeks of uncertainty the City of Orange RSL Sub-branch has finally got full clearance to host Anzac Day at Robertson Park. It will be the first time the commemoration has been held since 2019, however there will some changes.
Sub-branch president Chris Colvin said there will be marches at both the Dawn Service and main service, however only veterans can participate. The public is also asked not to line the street as spectators.
"We're asking veterans themselves only to march but if they need a carer to [support them] that's not a problem," Mr Colvin said.
"What we're doing is asking the public not to be spectators for the march which will down Byng Street and into Lords Place. It will not be down Summer Street at all."
From 10am Monday, veterans will be able to collect tickets from Orange Ex-Services' Club to attend Anzac Day commemorations.
However those wishing to go to both services at Robertson Park must have a physical ticket for each event.
The Dawn Service will commence an hour later than usual - starting at 6.30am instead of the usual 5.30am. Veterans attending the march are asked to assemble in front of the Memorial Hall "no later than 6.15am", with them "stepping off" shortly afterwards. According to Mr Colvin the sun is due to rise at exactly 6.32am on April 25.
For the main service, veterans wishing to march are asked to be at the Memorial Hall, Anson Street, no later than 10.30am. The main service will commence at "approximately 11am".
From Tuesday, April 6, Anzac Day tickets, for the Robertson Park services, will become available to the general public. These too will need to be collected from the Orange Ex-Services' Club.
"We have approximately 5000 tickets for each service," Mr Colvin said. "So basically we can have 5000 in total for the Dawn Service and 5000 in total at the main service. If you want to attend both, you must get tickets for both events."
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