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Mary Street march to go ahead this Anzac Day

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The Sunshine and Cooloola Coast communities can once again come together, to pay their respects to our service men and women this Anzac Day.

The state government has announced marches, dawn services and other commemorations will go ahead as normal this year.

Services were cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, with thousands of Queenslanders instead lighting candles in their driveways to honour our diggers.

Gympie RSL sub-branch president Martin Muller expects a big turn out at the services and marches this year.

"The Light Up the Dawn Campaign was amazing and had great support from the public, but the intimacy and comradery that can be shared on Anzac Day amongst veterans that are still around is very important to them, so to be able to do that this year is a fantastic outcome," he says. 

"People that can come to the services definitely will come out, I think, because they didn't have that last year.

"But I'm sure the community and those people who can't get to a service nearby, will come to the end of their driveway and just take that time and commemorate our service men and woman."

Mr Muller tells us what we can expect to see in Gympie on April 25.

"A 5am dawn service to gather in Memorial Park, a 7am commemorative service at Normanby Hill, and followed by a march.

"I'm sure the public and the schools and everybody will be looking forward to that, marching down Mary Street again as they've done for 100 years."

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