How to pay your respects this ANZAC Day
Salute our soldiers
Rise early to pay tribute to the fallen on ANZAC Day at North Bondi RSL. The traditional April 25 dawn service begins at 6am, so set the alarm and head to the beach to give thanks to our first ANZACs and the brave servicemen and women who have followed in their footsteps. The service grows in popularity year by year as new generations discover the ultimate sacrifice paid by our servicemen and women.
A different way to reflect
If getting up at dawn is not your thing, then pay your respects instead at the football. Each year on ANZAC day, the Sydney Roosters take on St George-Illawarra in a traditional afternoon clash at the Sydney Football Stadium. This year, demolition work at Allianz means the match has moved next door to the Sydney Cricket Ground, but the April 25 ceremony will be the same — with a moving tribute to former players who also served, the playing of the Last Post and a parade. It’s stirring to sit in a packed arena as an eerie silence descends and more than 40,000 spectators pause to reflect. nrl.com