THOUSANDS TURN OUT AT DAWN TO REMEMBER THE FALLEN
THOUSANDS of people gathered at Rooty Hill RSL to pay tribute to the Diggers on Anzac Day.
Although numbers were down on last year’s centenary celebrations, a spokeswoman from Rooty Hill RSL told The
Standard they still had a great turnout at their dawn service on Monday.
“We had a wonderful dawn service this year, with a huge turnout of about 2500 people,” she said.
With the club hosting the biggest two-up event in western Sydney, thousands made the trip from Pinegrove to the RSL later in the day. “Most of the people from the dawn service headed to the club after to celebrate the rest of the day,” the spokeswoman said.
For the first time, the club has created a memorial display of 1000 poppies as a tribute to the nation’s fallen soldiers.
“People are constantly stopping and commenting on what a beautiful tribute it is,” the RSL spokeswoman said.
Corinne Blight and Hayley McCann in Rooty Hill RSL’s field of poppies.