Anzac spirit burns bright
SUBIACO’S Anzac Day parade took an impromptu detour when its band leader took a wrong turn on to Bagot Road last Saturday morning.
Subiaco Returned and Services League (RSL) sub-branch secretary Richard Diggins said the minor hitch meant that nearby streets could also enjoy the procession.
About 800 people attended the 8am service at Rankin Gardens, including Subiaco Mayor Heather Henderson, Nedlands MLA Bill Marmion and Subiaco RSL president Dennis Williams. In her closing address, Mrs Henderson said the story of the Anzacs gave a deeper understanding of what it meant to be Australian.
“The Anzac spirit is a flame that burns evermore in the heart of every Australian and New Zealander,” she said.
“Courage under fire, grace under pressure, giving a hand to a mate; it is a legend of free and independent spirit from the bind of friendship.”
Left: Claremont Mayor Jock Barker with grandsons Gilbert Parker (12) and Fraser Vanzetti (16). Right: David Cusworth sounds Last Post at the Anzac Day service.