Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

MY fam­ily and I at­tended the Vic­to­ria Park dawn cer­e­mony to com­mem­o­rate the cen­te­nary of the land­ings at Gal­lipoli.

The cer­e­mony was a fit­ting and emo­tive trib­ute to the An­zac spirit, and it was heart­en­ing to see that the crowds were as big as ever. That bodes well that we will not for­get, as in­deed we should not.

The mayor’s com­ments prompted us to visit the me­mo­rial wall at the RSL sub branch in East Vic­to­ria Park the fol­low­ing day.

To say we were im­pressed is an un­der­state­ment. The me­mo­rial has been taste­fully crafted and mag­nif­i­cently pre­sented, and not only does the An­zac spirit proud, but is a fit­ting trib­ute to those of the lo­cal­ity who did not re­turn.

The wall has sym­bolic mean­ing, is beau­ti­fully sit­u­ated, backed by na­tive bush, and in a quiet and re­flec­tive cor­ner of our bustling com­mu­nity.

RSL pres­i­dent Kelvin Lid­di­ard, the Vic­to­ria Park coun­cil, and other spon­sors who made this me­mo­rial wall pos­si­ble should be rightly proud of their ef­forts that brought a fit­ting me­mo­rial into be­ing.

Hav­ing vis­ited the site and qui­etly paid my re­spects, I have to say those who would ques­tion this sym­bol of re­mem­brance in any way have missed the point com­pletely.

Well done to ev­ery­one in­volved. Name and ad­dress sup­plied.

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