In­au­gu­ral cer­e­mony ‘surpasses all ex­pec­ta­tions’

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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.

Pic­tures: Bruce Hunt d468352

Left: Ieshia, Lo­gan, Tyler and Ri­hanna Nel­son at the Wan­neroo War Me­mo­rial; Right: Jack Dunn, Mayor Tracey Roberts, Bri­gadier Philip White and Arthur Ven­tham.

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