GYMPIE'S Anzac Day commemorations will begin on Tuesday, April 24, with the lighting of the memorial flame at the cenotaph in Memorial Lane from 5.45pm.
The dawn service will be held from 5-5.30am at the Reef St entrance to Memorial Lane and a commemoration service will be held at Normanby Hill Remembrance Park on the Southside from 6.15am-6.45am.
Ex-servicemen, serving personnel, war widows, Legacy laurel members, nurses, carers and invited guests will attend an Anzac Day breakfast in the Orchid Room of the Gympie RSL Club from 6.15-7.45am, and special services will be held in St Patrick's Catholic Church from 7am, and St Peter's Anglican Church from 8am.
First World War veterans, ex-service women, war widows, women who served at home during the war, veterans from other campaigns, national service, ex-service and serving personnel and cadet units will then assemble in Mary St at 10am, and various youth brigades, including Gympie school children, will form up in Smithfield St ready for the Anzac Day march at 10.30am.
This will be followed by a citizens meeting at the Memorial Park rotunda from 11am and an Anzac Day luncheon at the Civic Centre from 12.30pm.
Tin Can Bay
Anzac Day services and events will also take place throughout the region, with participants forming for the Tin Can Bay Dawn Service at 5.20am outside the Tin Can Bay RSL, at the stage area of the Lions Park.
This will be followed by a Gunfire Breakfast in the RSL and Citizens Memorial Hall at 6am. The club room will be open.
Marchers will then form at Tin Can Bay Raine and Horne at 8.30am, ready to march at 8.40am.
The Anzac Day service will then take place at 9am in the Memorial Hall, followed by the Tin Can Bay commemoration service at 9.40am.
The Rainbow Beach Dawn Service will take place from 4-4.30am and the march at 10am from the car park near the surf club, followed by a service and morning tea, while the Cooloola Cove dawn service will start at 5.15-5.30am in the Veterans Hall.
The Wolvi commemorative service will take place at the Wolvi Hall at 7pm, after a 5pm barbecue.
The Mary Valley service this year will take place in Kandanga, with a 5.30pm dawn service and a midday commemorative service - fall in at 11.30am.
The dawn service in Widgee will begin at 6 o'clock at the Memorial Hall, followed with a hot breakfast at the Community Complex in Power Rd.
Participants in the Anzac Day march will then form near Widgee State School by 8.45am and the march will commence at 9am.
Parade Marshall John Weber will lead the march to the Widgee Memorial at 9am with the service following immediately after.
The Widgee Bushman's Bar will open at 10am, with the kitchen serving light meals and snacks. Two-up games will be available.
In the South Burnett, the Woolooga service will take place at 10.30am, the Kilkivan dawn service at 5.30am and commemorative service at 10.30am, the Miva service at 11am and the Goomeri service at 10.45am.