At 5:00am on 25th April of each year, approximately 10,000 people from our community gather to honour and remember all Australians who served and continue to serve, at an extremely moving ANZAC Day Dawn service on Mooloolaba Beach.
Ex-serviceman along with many Members of both The Surf Club Mooloolaba and Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club who served in the Vietnam War, dedicate a lot of time each year to organise the ANZAC DAY Dawn Service. Those involved feel it’s a great honour to organise an event which acknowledges the ANZAC’s and which provides a service where everyone can spend time to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many brave men and women.
The 2019 Mooloolaba ANZAC Day Dawn Service was its 12th consecutive year. Staying true to its tradition, it continues to make the service more appealing to the younger members by involving our nippers. Wreaths are laid at the foot of a large image which is known to be the last soldier. And during the minute silence, approximately 85 men and women raise their ores from Surf Boats off the shore.
We greatly appreciate the support from the Sunshine Coast Council each year. It is with this support that The Surf Club Mooloolaba is able to provide a service which adequately honours the contribution made by our countryman to the growing number of people who gather each year. To provide a service which clearly recognises the sacrifices made by many to the freedoms that we recognise today.