Each year, this day of commemoration and remembrance is held to honour all Australians, who have served and often paid the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country.
The day begins with the very moving Dawn Service at the Memorial Hall and numbers increase every year.
The BWMCA also coordinate the main parade through Burnett Street to the Buderim Mountain School oval. The parade includes military participants, both active and retired as well as their younger representatives, community and service organisations, local schools and marching bands.
The main service and wreath laying ceremony is held under the hoop pine grove in the school grounds. Attendance has steadily increased in recent years and is open to all members of the public who wish to participate in this special day.
After the service attendees are invited to morning tea in the school covered area by the BWMCA Friends of Buderim Sub committee, and the wreaths are placed at the Memorial Gates near the edge of the school oval.
While the reviewing officer and guest speakers vary from year to year, the order of events remain the same:
5.00am Dawn Service – on the western side of Buderim Memorial Hall
8.15am Parade Assembly – at Woolworths carpark
8.30am Parade – down Burnett Street to Buderim Mtn State School
9.00am Main Service – in the Pine Forest at BuderimMtn State School