Remember ‘real human beings’
Woodville held two services on Anzac Day.
The dawn service was well attended with the addition of the First Battalion NZIR followed by a breakfast put on by Woodville Vision which catered for 150.
At the 10am service Rev Rosie Mcmillan asked the crowd of over 100 gathered in Fountaine Square to remember the fallen who fell in two world wars, not just as names on a cenotaph but people just like us with hopes and aspirations, cruelly cut short.
She said they set off not to be heroes but as mates on an adventure, but circumstances often gave them the chance to be glorious, and they did not shirk.
She asked the crowd to pass on their stories as numbers dwindle to recognise the burden they shouldered and the price they paid.
Rev Rosie McMillan speaks to a group of 100 in Fountaine Square at 10am.
The crosses take pride of place by the Cenotaph.
Ralph and Ian Eade place a wreath.