Hun­dreds to re­flect on war

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

PEO­PLE will stop and re­flect on the sac­ri­fices made by Aus­tralian ser­vice per­son­nel at the South Perth War Memo­rial on Fri­day .

South Perth RSL pres­i­dent Alan Stringer said he ex­pected be­tween 150 to 200 peo­ple to at­tend the Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice.

“We have about 800 peo­ple at the An­zac Day ser­vices but we usu­ally get around 200 for the Re­mem­brance Day ser­vices,” he said. “The Mayor (Sue Do­herty) will wel­come the dig­ni­taries and then peo­ple will be called on to lay wreaths.

“We have kids from the Como Pri­mary School choir singing and then we will in­vite ev­ery­one for morn­ing tea at the coun­cil build­ing; it’s usu­ally a very short ser­vice.”

Mr Stringer said he re­flected on the tragedy of World War I dur­ing Re­mem­brance Day.

“The day is about the end of hos­til­i­ties dur­ing World War I but for me it is a re­minder that we should end all hos­til­i­ties,” he said.

“The war was a mas­sacre and the in­tro­duc­tion of ma­chine­guns changed ev­ery­thing.

“Guys would charge out of the trenches and get shot down.”

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek­mu­ni­ d461595

Alan Stringer and David Men­zies be­side the South Perth Memo­rial, where a ser­vice will be held on Fri­day.

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