Weymouth Anzac Service Cancelled
Due to the ongoing restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Anzac Day service that was due to take place on Saturday 25th April on Weymouth’s seafront has been cancelled.
Anzac Day is observed on 25th April each year and commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The Weymouth service ordinarily takes place every year, and especially remembers the thousands of volunteer servicemen from Australia and New Zealand who passed through camps and hospitals in Dorset during the First World War between battles in the Middle East and those on the Western Front in Europe.
Although this year’s service has been cancelled, the Anzac memorial on the seafront has recently undergone a deep clean to honour those that fell and to keep their memories alive.
Cllr Graham Winter, Mayor of Weymouth Town Council, said:
“It is with a heavy heart that the Anzac Day service on Weymouth seafront will not be taking place this year. We encourage everybody to join the online service from Westminster at 11am on Saturday 25th April and #StandAtDawn to remember all those who have served and sacrificed.”
“We are planning a full resumption of civic events in Weymouth as soon as Government guidelines allow”.