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Flags should be lowered to half mast prior to the commencement of the ceremony.
|Catafalque party takes post (if applicable)||Assembly stands|
|Welcome address and introduction of guest speaker||Assembly seated|
|Address by guest speaker (local dignitary, ex-service person, member of the Defence Force, teacher or student)||Assembly seated|
|Response to the address (optional)||Assembly seated|
|Wreath Laying||Assembly seated|
|Uniform Resolution||Assembly stands|
|The Ode||Assembly stands|
|Last Post||Assembly stands|
|One minute’s sacred silence||Heads bowed|
|Rouse Flag/s raised||Heads raised|
|Recitation of appropriate poem||Assembly seated|
|National Anthem||Assembly stands|
|Catafalque party dismounts (if applicable)||Assembly stands|
|Closing thanks||Assembly stands|
This ceremony will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes depending on the length of speeches, hymns and prayers and the number of wreaths to be laid.
A brief introduction should set the scene of ANZAC Day remembrance, and prayers, hymns and poems should be of remembrance, for peace and for the future of Australia.
Speeches should emphasise the sacrifices made by those who have served in all conflicts; promote the spirit of ANZAC and stress that we have a legacy of responsibility that the heritage fought at so costly a price should not suffer in our hands.