It is estimated that up to 600 people attended our Anzac Day Dawn Service and the general consensus is that it was the best to date, which is high praise indeed given that the prior services have all rated very well. We should all be very proud of our ability to display our community to such standards for the events that we arrange. We also raised over $1,900 donation for Sydney Legacy.
We were grateful to have the participation of relatives of Pte J Clancy, Pte J O’Brien and Sgt G Taylor on our Memorial. They have returned over many years and our Service would not be the same without them.
As we build more involvement of members of our Community it was very pleasing to have commemoration of residents’ relatives Pte J McCann (WW1), Flt Lt R Abbott, and Pte C McKenzie (WW2).
We also were fortunate to have a special segment on the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam and a wreath laid by local resident Doug Tear MBE who is President of the NSW Branch of the AATTV Association.
Very well received was our new special segment having 7 members of our Mens Shed representing each of the 7 men on our Memorial who lost their lives during the 3rd Battle of Ypres. Many in the crowd were deeply affected as they planted a poppy for each after their short biography was read out.
We are also grateful for the participation of Cr Nick Yapp representing our State Member Mr John Sidoti and the staff and children of Explore & Develop Early Learning Centre
Thanks to all who made the day a success:
Braxton Jones our Bugler resplendent in his NSW Lancer uniform.
Anthony Starkey and the Country Club staff: we could not have a day without them!
Breakfast Point Men’s Shed for their early start setting up and manning the Legacy buckets.
Rotary Club of Breakfast Point for the great bacon & egg rolls.
Breakfast Point Realty and Five Dock RSL sub-Branch for donation of wreaths.
All the people behind the scenes at the Community Association.
Rear Admiral Boyd Robinson for his reciting of the Ode
Mick Gordon for his music and equipment.
Peter Marshall as Flag Marshall
You, the Residents.