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Series of events to commemorate Anzac sacrifices

Published Tuesday, 14th April 2015

The City of Wanneroo will host a moving tribute to the Anzacs at two events on Friday 24 April, to commemorate 100 years since the landing in Gallipoli.

ANZAC soldier

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said it was a pivotal milestone to recognise the sacrifices of those Australians who gave their lives in the Great War and subsequent wars.

“As a City we believe it is extremely important to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings with a range of ANZAC programs, exhibitions and events.

“Each has been developed to bring our local community together and commemorate the memories and lives of those who have served in the armed forces.”

At 3.00pm on Friday 24 April at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, the City will unveil artwork specifically commissioned for the occasion.

The artwork will include an exhibit, Wanneroo Remembers: An Anzac Showcase, a dedication wall and two commissioned artworks by artists Judy Rogers and Allan Muller which provide powerful tributes to both World War I and II.

Wanneroo Remembers: An Anzac Showcase will be displayed at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre until the end of April. It will then feature in City Libraries and school education programs for the rest of the centenary period.

The exhibit and dedication wall were developed with grant assistance from the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants program, with the support of Luke Simpkins MP.

Directly after the artwork unveiling the City will host a Last Post commemoration. This service will be hosted at Memorial Park and will commence at 5.15pm sharp.

The service will include a key note speech by Brigadier Phillip White, AM, wreath laying, the Last Post and one minute’s silence.

Both of these events are open to members of the public, and all are encouraged to attend.

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