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No Schools Anzac Commemoration Service this year

No Schools Anzac Commemoration Service this year

On the eve of ANZAC Day, we are saddened that for the first time in almost 30 years, we are unable to conduct this remembrance service at the Templestowe Memorial Park.

The Schools ANZAC Service has been run by the Rotary Club of Templestowe since 1990. About 800 children from a range of local Primary and Secondary schools normally participate in the event this year where wreaths are placed on the memorial. The program includes a prominent citizen giving an address, the playing of the last post, a military catafalque party and flag raising.

This event is usually held a few days before ANZAC Day and has provided generations of local school children with a firsthand opportunity to commemorate all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

This service is a proud tradition with our club, and generations of school children have benefitted from attending.

The venue is Templestowe Memorial Park at the corner of Foote Street and High Street. If you are passing by the Memorial on one of your evening walks this week, please take a moment to soak in the Memorial Park and remember those who have served and died for peace.