Descendants of WWII & Post WWII Association

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The What, Why and How

ANZAC DAY, 25th April 2016

Meeting Point:

 The Descendants will be meeting at the corner of King St and Pitt St Mall, number 60 on the map below. A Committee Member will be in place from 9am.  

March Route:

The Descendants of Veterans WWII and Post WWII will form up on King St facing East, in Sydney, in front of the MLC Centre. We will be
 displaying inbetween George St and Pitt St we will have our full size organisation banner kindly donated by Ashfield RSL. We have been advised that our form up time is 11am.

* There may only be one Descendant per Veteran marching.
* The representative must register by filling out and signing a declaration form prior to the march to be able to participate.
* Each Descendant will wear the medals of their forefather on their right breast.
* The medals cannot be split amongst family members.
* Participants cannot wear miniatures whilst someone else wears the full sized medals.
* We ask that all Descendants be of a reasonable age to recognise the significance of the march.
* We are suggesting that children are aged at least 12 years and above.
* If a carer or parent is marching with a Descendant they must remain with this person or be available to collect them at the end of the march should they march unattended.
* All participants must obey the rules and guidelines of the RSL, ANZAC Day Marshals and Committee of DoVWWII or you will be asked to step out of the march.

When: Representatives from the DoVWWII Committee will be in place from 9am to meet newcomers and register participants for the day. We ask that everyone be present and accounted for no later than 11.00am as we will need time to get organised!

What: The Descendants will be marching behind the Descendants of World War One Veterans, in front of the Marshals. We will move North to King Street under direction, walking past the Cenotaph in Martin Place. Dependant upon the number in the corps, we may split and walk half either side of the Cenotaph. As we pass, we shall place our right hand over our hearts and turn our eyes towards the monument to pay respect to our forebears. We shall then continue on to the end of Martin Place before turning left into George Street. We march in formation along George Street. We turn left into Bathurst Street and disperse at the Intersection of Elizabeth Street.

Dress Standards: It is expected that participants dress suitably for a remembrance march. This is not a parade and as is customary, we expect our members to be respectfully dressed. There are to be no thongs, sweatshirts or tracksuit pants (i.e. casual clothing). We recommend people to be dressed in smart attire. Perhaps consider how the Veterans themselves dress and aim for similar.
Please ask beforehand if you have queries regarding dress standards.

Please do not bring: Due to the nature of the march we have to advise that prams/strollers, photographs and signs are not permitted to be carried throughout the march.

How to get there: Public transport is free for people wearing medals on ANZAC Day. Due to the congestion around the city and blocked roads we do not recommend you drive to the march.

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