ANZAC DAY (Romsey and Lancefield)
“ANZAC” was the name given to a combined force of First Australian Imperial Force and New Zealand Army troops who landed on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula at around dawn on Sunday, the 25th day of April, 1915, barely nine months after the outbreak of World War I.
ANZAC Day’s motto is ‘Lest We Forget’ and is a phrase uttered after the reading of the Ode of Remembrance, a poem called ‘For the Fallen’, written by Laurence Binyon in 1914 in England. The main verse of the poem, the fourth and middle verse, is quoted at ANZAC Day ceremonies, and other remembrance ceremonies.
“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.”
Romsey Cenotaph (smaller ceremony) conducted at 7.30 am
Lancefield Cenotaph – Marchers should assemble in front of Lancefield Hotel in High Street 08:15 am
Following the service tea and coffee will be provided. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this will be capped at 200 (Lancefield Mechanics Hall)