ANZAC DAY — 25TH APRIL
Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of Anzac, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity. Redlands RSL holds 3 significant events on this day at the new Anzac Centenary Memorial Park (located in Kinsail Court Park, across the road from Redlands RSL on Shore Street). The Dawn Service commences at 5.30am, with over 20,000 people filling the park and lining the streets. The Main March along Shore Street (from behind the Cleveland Sporting Club into the Anzac Centenary Memorial Park) commences at 10.20am, and the Main Commemorative Service commences at 11am. The traditional game of two-up is also very popular on this day, which is held from 1pm to 5pm in the lower carpark of Redlands RSL for persons 18 years and older.
VIETNAM VETERANS DAY — 18TH AUGUST
On this day, Vietnam Veterans and their families pay tribute to those who served, suffered and paid the supreme sacrifice in and as a result of the Vietnam War. The annual Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day service is held at the Anzac Memorial Park (located next to Redlands RSL Headquarters) at 5pm.
REMEMBRANCE DAY —11TH NOVEMBER
Marks the anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914-1918). Each year on this day Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. Redlands RSL holds a commemorative service in the Anzac Memorial Park (located next to Redlands RSL Headquarters) at 10.30am. Afterwards, all are welcomed back to the Gallipoli Room for camaraderie.