At Currumbin RSL we subscribe to the National RSL Mission, Role and Objectives Mission Statement:
“To ensure that programs are in place for the well-being, care, compensation and commemoration of serving and ex-service Defence Force members.”
One of the Key Roles of our RSL includes Commemoration and Remembrance. This is done via important and significant Remembrance Days such as ANZAC Day & Remembrance Day, along with others.
Currumbin RSL launched a project called ‘Australia Remembers’. This project was a program of events and online remembrance activities set around ANZAC Day and commemorating between 2015 – 2018. It also included a collection of stories from Veterans.
ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in 1915 during World War I. However our ANZAC Day commemorative service goes beyond this. It is the day where we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Currumbin RSL is the creator, funder and manager of one of Australia’s largest regional Dawn Services which attracts tens of thousands of people each year.
World War II lasted from 1939 to 1945 and was the most widespread war in history which directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month marks the anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War.