Stirling Times

Kids take an interest

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RSL stalwart Jack Le Cras, who joined the Royal Australian Navy aged 17 in 1944, says Anzac Day is a time for reflection and respect.

The WWII veteran witnessed the peace-signing with Japan the day after his 18th birthday, and later served in the Naval Reserves for 25 years.

“I’ve only missed one Anzac Day parade since 1952,” the Wanneroo RSL president said.

“This year we are heavily involved in visiting schools.

“We’ve had so many requests we’ve had to knock back some because we don’t have enough people.

“Some of them are very enjoyable when you look at what the children are doing and how they are presenting their own service.

“They are very appreciati­ve of our people attending ; they look at medals and want to know what they are.”

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