Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

MANY thou­sands of peo­ple all across the State will take part in this year’s An­zac Day com­mem­o­ra­tions, with the lo­gis­ti­cal chal­lenges be­ing tack­led by a com­mit­ted con­tin­gent of pas­sion­ate vol­un­teers.

Re­turned Ser­vices League state pres­i­dent Gra­ham Ed­wards said the 100th an­niver­sary of the Gal­lipoli land­ing was ex­pected to at­tract thou­sands more peo­ple to com­mem­o­ra­tive ser­vices, not just at Kings Park but at sub­ur­ban cen­tres all over Perth.

Cov­er­ing it all on the ground will be our lo­cal re­porters and pho­tog­ra­phers, con­tribut­ing to what could be Perth’s big­gest An­zac Day on­line photo gallery at­mu­ni­

“An­zac Day 2015 will be a his­toric day for all Aus­tralians,” Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group Edi­tor-in-Chief Matt Zis said.

“We hope that this gallery will help to hon­our our fallen and re­turned sol­diers and pro­vide a won­der­ful, per­ma­nent record of the com­mem­o­ra­tions for so many of the West Aus­tralians who at­tend a ser­vice dur­ing the day.”

Tack­ling the num­bers, with free public trans­port, more screens and bet­ter sound sys­tems, were vol­un­teers who gave up their time to make sure the An­zacs were re­mem­bered.

Mr Ed­wards said the State Gov­ern­ment had re­sponded to lob­by­ing to of­fer free public trans­port on the day and road clo­sures in the city would be ex­ten­sive to cater for the event and the more than 65,000 peo­ple ex­pected to at­tend.

“I would en­cour­age peo­ple to look at their lo­cal An­zac Day ser­vices be­cause there will be hun­dreds across the state and there’s no doubt num­bers will be big this year; 65,000 peo­ple are ex­pected at Kings Park and more at places like Al­bany and other re­gional cen­tres,” he said.

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