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It is hardly necessary to remind residents of this district of the ceremony to be held in the Domain tomorrow afternoon to commemorate Anzac Day. A public holiday has been proclaimed by Cabinet throughout the Dominion, so that employees will have an opportunity of taking part in the ceremonies in memory of those who took part in the landing on Gallipoli Peninsula. In Ashburton a special Area Order has been issued calling a parade of all returned soldiers, Mounted Rifles, Territorials, and Cadets. Lieutenant Blathwayt states that he has also extended an invitation to the lady workers in the Red Cross and Liverpool Societies to take part in the procession. A special invitation has also been sent to the various schools to ]oin m the procession. Lieutenant Blathwayt is also particularly anxious to see a large muster of veterans, including those who took part in the South African War. The assembly has been called for 1.45 at" the Drill Hall, and tho procession, headed by the Eighth (South Canterbury) Regimental -Band, will move off at 2 p.m. for the Domain. The speakers at the ceremony will be Mr R. Galbraith (Mayor) and the Revs. H. N. Wright and-G. Miller. During the ceremony an appeal will also be made to the generosity ot the local public to help their Returned Soldiers'- Association, the latter being in urgent need of funds to carry on the work with which it is entrusted tor the benefit of soldiers. Collection boxes will be passed round, and it is to be hoped that the response will be in keeping with the magnitude of the services rendered to the Empire by the men who. made the name "Anzac" famous throughout the world. . ' The procession will be exceptionally lengthy, as returned soldiers from all parts 'of. the County have intimated their intention of being present. Special services are advertised to bo held at 10.30 a.m. in St. Stephen s Church and also at St. Andrew s Church. - ' In the evening the management ot His Majesty!s Theatre will screen a special benefit programme, and the proceeds will be handed over to the Returned Soldiers' Association.

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TO-MORROW'S PROGRAMME., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9593, 24 April 1919

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TO-MORROW'S PROGRAMME. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9593, 24 April 1919