Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. We will remember them…
There is a total of eleven different Anzac Day commemorations at various times, throughout West Auckland on April 25. The biggest, with several thousand people attending, is the Dawn Parade at the cenotaph at Waikumete Cemetery, the largest war graves cemetery in New Zealand. This simple, dignified and moving ceremony is growing in popularity every year, proving that indeed, “we will remember them”. The full list of commemorations is given below.
Dawn service. 6am start. Parade and Civic Commemoration service at the Cenotaph, corner of Great North Road and Glenview Road, assemble 5.30am onwards for 6am start.
11am service at Cenotaph. Parade, service and community wreath laying ceremony. Opportunity to participate in honour of those who gave their lives.
9am service. 8.45am parade departs Swanson Primary School, 703 Swanson Road, and marches to Swanson RSA at 663 Swanson Road, for 9am service.
10am service. 9.30am parade departs from outside clubrooms, 7 Layard Street, Avondale and marches to St Ninian’s, cnr Great North Road and St George’s Road for 10am service.
TE ATATU PENINSULA RSA
10am service. 9.45am parade departs from Hereford Street and marches to Te Atatu Peninsula RSA at 1 Harbour View Road, Te Atatu Peninsula.
TITIRANGI WAR MEMORIAL HALL
LAINGHOLM COMMUNITY PARADE
10.30am service at Laingholm Hall,
Victory Road, Laingholm.
11am service. 10.30am parade departs Hobsonville School, 104 Hobsonville Road, and marches to Hobsonville RSA, 114 Hobsonville Road, for 11am service.
11am service. Service at Waitakere RSA,
11.30am service. 11.15am parade departs from the fire station, Railside Avenue, and marches to Henderson RSA, at 66 Railside Avenue, for 11.30am service.
2pm Service. 1.45pm parade departs Piha RSA, 3 Beach Road and marches to Lion Rock for 2pm service.