An­zac spirit burns bright

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - Rosanna Candler

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.”

Pic­tures: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d436950

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.

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