Inaugural ceremony ‘surpasses all expectations’
THE first Anzac Day Dawn Service held by Wanneroo RSL at Wanneroo War Memorial surpassed all expectations.
President Jack Le Cras said Memorial Park was “chock-ablock” on Tuesday morning and estimated between 2500 and 3000 people attended.
“It was just unbelievable,” he said.
“Naturally a lot of work went into it but it was totally rewarding.
“Wanneroo RSL is absolutely gobsmacked.”
Mr Le Cras said most people stayed for the gunfire breakfast served by Wanneroo Lions Club, causing them to be a little overwhelmed by the numbers, and many lingered afterwards to socialise.
Having been involved in various commemorative services over many years, he described Tuesday’s Wanneroo service as “one of the best”.
Mr Le Cras is already starting to prepare for next year and said it would become a regular event.
Left: Ieshia, Logan, Tyler and Rihanna Nelson at the Wanneroo War Memorial; Right: Jack Dunn, Mayor Tracey Roberts, Brigadier Philip White and Arthur Ventham.