Arrangements are already well in hand for the ANZAC Day ceremony at the Dahmongah Look-Out. Please note that this centenary year service will be a big one, and that we plan to begin ten minutes earlier than usual – at 5.50am. The service will be followed by the usual ‘Gunfire Breakfast’and then we will move down the road to the Hall for a social gathering The bar will be open and there will be a morning tea and sandwiches funded by Council – thanks again to Cr Adrian Raedel. This will be an excellent opportunity to catch up with the old and new friends that you usually only see briefly at funerals.
Guest speaker at this year’s service is Billy Goulburn, who served in the Afghan conflict and came home severely injured in body and mind. Billy now works with others who are still struggling with the difficulties that he faced down over several very hard years. He will talk of Gallipoli, but he will also tell of the age old problems faced by traumatized servicemen as they try to return to normal life. I can tell you that this will be a riveting address.
Don’t forget that it is 5.50 am start, and that we would appreciate knowing in advance if you intend to lay a wreath, and whether you will be using your own or one of ours. Call Neil on 5498 2148 or Ian on 5498 2104.
- Date February 23, 2015
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