Re­mem­brance Day

Joondalup Times - - NEWS - Lucy Jarvis

Wan­neroo RSL and the Naval As­so­ci­a­tion's Armistice Cen­te­nary com­mem­o­ra­tions will in­clude a mem­o­ra­bilia dis­play.

VIN­TAGE mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles and bu­glers will be part of the Re­mem­brance Day com­mem­o­ra­tions in Wan­neroo.

Wan­neroo RSL pres­i­dent Jack Le Cras said the vet­er­ans group and the Perth North sub­sec­tion of the Naval As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia had put a lot of ef­fort into the Novem­ber 11 event.

Mr Le Cras said the ser­vice would start with shots fired from Memo­rial Park, an­swered by shots from a ri­fle­man in front of Wan­neroo Cen­tral shop­ping cen­tre.

He said the fi­nal 10.59am shot would mark the ces­sa­tion of World War I a cen­tury ago.

“We will have bu­glers at Memo­rial Park, the shop­ping cen­tre and the round­about; we’ve got po­lice­men ev­ery­where to stop the traf­fic,” he said.

Mr Le Cras said there would be a ded­i­ca­tion cer­e­mony for seven trees lin­ing the memo­rial walk to mark con­flicts in­clud­ing World War I and II, Korea, Malaysia, Bor­neo, Viet­nam, Afghanistan and Iraq.

“The eighth plaque is go­ing in front of the lone pine, which was grown from a seed of the lone pine tree at Gal­lipoli,” he said.

The com­mem­o­ra­tions will in­clude dis­plays in mar­quees at the park and in the Lime­light Theatre lobby from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

“We’ve got a static dis­play of mil­i­tary mem­o­ra­bilia,” Mr Le Cras said.

“We have some vin­tage mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles lent to us.”

There will also be about a dozen man­nequins dressed in a va­ri­ety of ser­vice uni­forms.

The ser­vice will in­clude a Tiger Moth fly­past and speak­ers will in­clude Wan­neroo MLA Sabine Win­ton, Cowan MHR Anne Aly and Wan­neroo Mayor Tracey Roberts.

Fol­low­ing the ser­vice, Chal­lenge Brass Band and the Wan­neroo Pipe Band will per­form and Mr Le Cras en­cour­aged fam­i­lies to at­tend the event. Re­mem­brance Day ser­vices, page 18

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey d487993

Wan­neroo RSL pres­i­dent Jack Le Cras with an old gas mask.

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