Re­mem­ber ‘real hu­man be­ings’

Bush Telegraph - - Anzac Day 2018 - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

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.

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