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11/11: Remembrance Day at City of South Perth

The City of South Perth Remembrance Day service on 11 November was attended by a large and diverse crowd from veterans to young children.

St Columba’s Catholic Primary School choir gave a beautiful rendition of We Are Australian and I was proud to represent the electorate in laying a wreath to remember the service men and women whose lives were forever altered by serving their country during wartime.

The service is also a chance to catch up with old friends and distinguished former soldiers.

With Dave Menzies; South Perth mayor Greg Milner; and former mayor John Collins OAM.

Remembrance Day 2015 “Lest We Forget”

Today I commemorated Remembrance Day with the City of South Perth and the Sub-Branch of the Returned and Services League in the City’s Memorial Gardens in South Perth.

I was honoured to lay a wreath to honour the many lives lost in battle and pay tribute to all Australians who have served our great nation.

Thank you to the City, Mayor Sue Doherty, MC Kevin Trent, the St Colomba Primary School singers and all others involved for such a heartfelt service

 

Councillor Cheryl Irons, Lorna Dodd (Nurse Return Personel) and John McGrath MLA
Councillor Cheryl Irons, Lorna Dodd (Nurse Return Personnel) and John McGrath MLA

John laying wreath
John McGrath MLA laying a wreath

Remembrance Day

Today I commemorated Remembrance Day with the City of South Perth and the Sub-Branch of the Returned and Services League in the City’s Memorial Gardens in South Perth.

I was pleased to see a good crowd in attendance and it was great to catch up with so many respected local identities.

The service was attended by a number of returned servicemen from the electorate of South Perth, including Alastair McPherson. Alastair was President of the Manning Sub-Branch until it amalgamated with the City of South Perth Sub-Branch. He previously held the position of Vice President of the City of South Perth Sub-Branch RS, and now is a Committee member. He was a marine engineer and he made trips to Korea delivering troops and supplies to the Korean War.

John with Alastair McPherson
John with Alastair McPherson

 

Congratulations to the South Perth and Manning Sub-Branch of the Returned and Services League for organising such a heartfelt service.

Remembrance Day

Today I commemorated Remembrance Day with the City of South Perth and the Sub-Branch of the Returned and Services League  in the City’s Memorial Gardens in South Perth.

The service marked the 95th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in the Great War of 1914 -1918 and included the traditional wreath laying, flag raising, The Last Post bugle call, the Rouse and a special fly-over by the RAAF.

Thank you to the City, Mayor Sue Doherty, Councillor and MC Kevin Trent, the Wesley College musicians and all others involved for such a heartfelt service.

John with Graham Dolton, Manning Resident and ex serviceman
John with Graham Dolton, Manning Resident and ex serviceman

Wesley College trumpet players
Wesley College trumpet players

City of South Perth Memorial Gardens
City of South Perth Memorial Gardens

Laying a wreath
Laying a wreath