ANZAC Week Commemorations

April 29th, 2014 posted by
Jess

ANZAC week services were held through Waverley from Sunday 20 April to Friday 25 April to commemorate those who have served our country during times of war.

On Sunday 20 April the Waverley RSL held their annual 10am ANZAC march and commemoration service in Glen Waverley, thereby allowing members the opportunity to attend the annual commemoration march in Melbourne on ANZAC Day. The march to the Glen Waverley cenotaph was led by the Light Horsemen followed by servicemen and women and community representatives.  

Official wreaths, commemorative speeches and the last post were undertaken at the cenotaph. I thank the Waverley RSL, other service organisations and volunteers for preparing and undertaking this service.

Further information regarding this annual service can be found at http://waverleyrsl.com.au/about/commemorative-activities/

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Schools across Monash participated in the annual Rotary Club of Monash, Schools ANZAC Ceremony at the original World War I cenotaph in Glen Waverley. Held on Wednesday 23 April, each school present laid official wreaths with selected students were involved in a range of aspects of the commemoration service.

I thank the Rotary Club of Monash, service organisation volunteers and local schools for preparing and undertaking this service.

Further information on this annual schools service can be found at http://www.rotarymonash.org/

A number of other schools also held individual ANZAC commemoration services during ANZAC week.

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The official dawn service to commemorate the 99thanniversary of ANZAC Day was conducted by the Waverley RSL on Friday 25 April at 6am. Many hundreds of residents gathered at the Glen Waverley cenotaph to pay their respects followed by a traditional gunfire breakfast. The dawn service is a fitting conclusion to ANZAC week services in Waverley.

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