Anzac Day

Auckland City Harbour News - - Letters - GIL­LIAN DANCE Mt Al­bert

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Eden-Al­bert Com­mu­nity Board and Auck­land City Coun­cil staff.

What a plea­sure it was to at­tend the re­cent Anzac Day ser­vices.

The com­mu­nity board is to be con­grat­u­lated for con­tin­u­ing to sup­port this event in the two War Me­mo­rial Halls in the Eden-Al­bert Ward.

More than 500 peo­ple at­tended Mt Al­bert’s Anzac Day pa­rade and ser­vice. The hall was full, with peo­ple stand­ing around the walls and many other peo­ple sur­round­ing the me­mo­rial pa­rade square out­side.

Young peo­ple and fam­i­lies were par­tic­u­larly no­tice­able.

Many sec­tions of the com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pated, in­clud­ing Prime Min­is­ter He­len Clark.

Other par­tic­i­pants in­cluded rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the RSA, young men and women from of the lo­cal air force cadet unit, se­nior pupils from Marist and Mt Al­bert Gram­mar schools and the young wo­man who played the Last Post.

Many lo­cal groups in­clud­ing the Guide move­ment and the Mt Al­bert His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety laid wreaths.

Linda Brad­bury ac­com­pa­nied the singing as she has done on many oc­ca­sions.

Re­flec­tions and prayers were lead by min­is­ters of lo­cal or nearby Pres­by­te­rian and Bap­tist con­gre­ga­tions.

The Mount Eden War Me­mo­rial Hall also had a very large at­ten­dance, more than 350 peo­ple.

They also had rep­re­sen­ta­tives from many lo­cal groups in­clud­ing some in Sal­va­tion Army uni­form mark­ing in the well sup­ported pa­rade.

Our thanks go to Gor­don and Bev­er­ley Johns and their team of work­ers in­clud­ing the good cit­i­zens from St Aidan’s Church, and not last, nor ever the least, Ted Alexan­der for his prepa­ra­tion of the hall be­fore and af­ter the meet­ing.

Well done ev­ery­one. Well done the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Well done the Eden-Al­bert Com­mu­nity Board and the hard-work­ing Auck­land City Coun­cil staff sup­port­ing the com­mu­nity board for this event.

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