THIS Anzac Day, the Western Downs pays tribute to the generations of Australian and New Zealand men and women who have, and continue to, bravely defend Australia's values and freedoms, at commemorative services and events being held across on Tuesday, April 25.
This year marks the continuation of the Anzac Centenary (2014-2018) commemorating 100 years since our involvement in the First World War, the selfless bravery of our original Anzacs, and the ensuing Century of Service of Australia's armed forces.
Chinchilla RSL Sub-branch president Bill Belcher said Anzac Day was the one day of the year when returned servicemen "got to see all our mates again”.
"We all come out of the woodwork on Anzac Day,” he said.
Mr Belcher said the day of commemoration was significant to those who had served.
Residents and the communtity are invited to lay their own wreath during commemoration services.
Kapyong Service, 11am, April 24, Chinchilla RSL Sub Branch Soldiers Memorial Hall, Heeney Street
Dawn Service, 5.55am Fuller Place, Heeney Street. Gunfire Breakfast to follow at the RSL.
Commemoration March, 10.45am Heeney Street
Commemoration Service, 11am Fuller Place, Heeney Street
Commemoration Service 8.45am Roy Henderson Park, Warrego Highway
Dawn Service, 6am Jandowae Memorial Hall, corner George and Market Streets
Commemoration March, 11.30am Dalby Street, High Street, and George Street
Commemoration Service, 12pm at the Jandowae Memorial Hall, corner George and Market Streets. Community lunch to follow.
Breakfast, 7am-8am, Kogan Memorial Hall Park, Kogan-Condamine Road.
Commemoration March, 8.30am
Commemoration Service, 9am, Community Morning Tea to follow.
Dawn Service, 5.30am
Opening of new exhibition, "The Light Horse” 9.30am at the Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum, Sara Street.
Commemoration March, 10am Meandarra State School, Sara Street
Commemoration Service, 10.30am Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum, Sara Street
Community Lunch, 12pm Meandarra School of Arts Hall, Sara Street
Dawn Service, 5.45am Anzac Park, Corbett Drive
Commemoration March, 11am Murilla Street
Commemoration Service, 11.15am Anzac Park, Corbett Drive
Dawn Service, 5.30am
Community Breakfast, 6.20am, Tara Memorial Hall, Fry Street
Commemoration March, 10am Day Street, Fry Street
Commemoration Service, 10.40am, Tara Memorial Hall, Fry Street, followed by a Community Lunch at 12.15pm
Dawn Service, 5.30am, W. O'Sullivan Memorial Park, Henderson Road
Commemoration March, 9.45am, Royd Street
Commemoration Service, 10am, Wandoan Cultural Centre, Henderson Road
Community Morning Tea, 11am
Commemoration Service 9am, Community Morning Tea to follow at the Warra Memorial Hall, Warrego Highway.