Kwinana community rally for Anzac Day

Cecilia AllenSound Telegraph
The flags were raised high during the commemorative service.
Camera IconThe flags were raised high during the commemorative service.

The Kwinana community came out in droves to the Anzac Day commemorative services today to pay their respects to the military efforts of Australians and New Zealanders over the past century.

The dawn service at the War Memorial on Pace Road attracted about 1500 people, with similar numbers also attending the service at 10.45am.

The parade formed at Hoyle Road before making its way down Medina Avenue and finishing at the War Memorial on Pace Road.

It was led by servicemen and women and included representatives from various community groups.

The ceremony, presented by Kwinana RSL sub-branch president Dave Spillman, included a minute’s silence, the laying of the wreaths, Prelude to the Ode and the Last Post.

Music was a big feature of the morning with the Peter Carnley Anglican Community School choir performing Anzac Day hymns and the New Zealand and Australian national anthems.

John Logan provided musical entertainment.
Camera IconJohn Logan provided musical entertainment.
Royal Asutralian Navy ABCIS Communicator Kiani Hughes with daughters Harlow, 5 months, and Shayleigh, 4.
Camera IconRoyal Asutralian Navy ABCIS Communicator Kiani Hughes with daughters Harlow, 5 months, and Shayleigh, 4.
Community groups, organisations and families paid respect to the brave servicemen and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice by laying a wreath.
Camera IconCommunity groups, organisations and families paid respect to the brave servicemen and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice by laying a wreath.
Thousands reflected upon Anzac Day during the Last Post.
Camera IconThousands reflected upon Anzac Day during the Last Post.
Kwinana RSL’s Ian Turner.
Camera IconKwinana RSL’s Ian Turner.
The parade formed at Hoyle Road before making its way down Medina Avenue and finishing at the War Memorial on Pace Road.
Camera IconThe parade formed at Hoyle Road before making its way down Medina Avenue and finishing at the War Memorial on Pace Road.
Kwinana RSL vice president Ron Hiscock and padre Ric Blockley.
Camera IconKwinana RSL vice president Ron Hiscock and padre Ric Blockley.
Peter Carnley Anglican Community School choir members Alexia Edwards and Alicia Allen, both 13.
Camera IconPeter Carnley Anglican Community School choir members Alexia Edwards and Alicia Allen, both 13.
Nikitah Best and Hannah Rowse, both 9, formed part of the younger generation that turned out to pay their respects.
Camera IconNikitah Best and Hannah Rowse, both 9, formed part of the younger generation that turned out to pay their respects.

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