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Local students to plant grevilleas ahead of Anzac Day

Published Tuesday, 14th April 2015

City of Wanneroo students will plant 50 special edition RSL Spirit of Anzac grevilleas, supplied by the City, in Memorial Park on 21 April.

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Mayor Tracey Roberts said students from Ashdale, East Wanneroo and Wanneroo primary schools, Wanneroo Secondary College and St Anthony’s School would plant the iconic native plants in the grounds around the Wanneroo War Memorial.

“Anzac Day has a very special place in Wanneroo’s history and it is important to engage and educate our younger generation in the meaning of Anzac,” she said.

“Students taking part in the planting will receive a Certificate of Appreciation from the City and be invited to the Last Post commemorative service on 24 April.”

The special grevillea was launched at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show on 25 March especially for the Centenary of Anzac.

The RSL Spirit of Anzac grevillea is the only plant that has approval to include ‘Anzac’ in its title.

Funding for the plants was sourced from the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.

“The Spirit of Anzac grevilleas will stand in Memorial Park in memory of our community’s fallen World War 1 soldiers and of all veterans and serving and returned service personnel,” Mayor Roberts said.

The symbolic planting will take place between 9.30am and 11am on 21 April at the Wanneroo War Memorial on Sinagra Street.

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