Anzac Day options aplenty in Fremantle and Cockburn

Participants in the 2016 Anzac Day Parade in Fremantle.
Picture: Robin Kornet        www.communitypix.com.au   d452393
Participants in the 2016 Anzac Day Parade in Fremantle. Picture: Robin Kornet        www.communitypix.com.au d452393

SERVICES and marches will ensure locals have opportunities to pay their respects this Anzac Day.

The Fremantle War Memorial Dawn Service at Monument Hill will begin at 5.50am and there will be a second service at the Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial in North Fremantle from 9am.

The annual Anzac Day march will set off from the Esplanade Reserve at 10.15am and will weave through Marine Terrace, Collie, Pakenham, High and Market streets before going along South Terrace and down Essex Street on its return to the Esplanade.

The City of Fremantle will have a portrait photography project at the Esplanade, where interested march attendees can have their headshot taken and receive on the spot prints.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said it was an opportunity to remember those who had served Australia, both past and present.

“Fremantle had a very important role to play during World War I and World War II as for many soldiers and sailors, including the 849 who are honoured on Monument Hill, being in Freo would be the last time many of them would see their families,” he said.

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“The City is committed to ensuring Fremantle’s wartime significance is commemorated and we welcome the community to join us on April 25 to participate in our annual Dawn Service and march through the streets of Fremantle.”

In Cockburn, the RSL will host a Dawn Service at the Hamilton Hall Memorial Hall at 5.30am.

The Hall is on the corner of Rockingham Road and Carrington Street.

The Main Parade and Service will take place a few hours later, with marchers departing the Cockburn RSL on Frederick Road for the Memorial Hall at 9.45am.

The march will travel under police escort, with music provided by the Perth Hills and Wheatbelt Band.

The RSL’s annual Anzac Youth Parade and service will take place on April 28.

Students will be escorted from the City of Cockburn’s administration building in Spearwood to the RSL Memorial Park by the City’s Pipe Band, 10th Light Horse Re-enactment Group and the WA Police at 9.30am

Visit www.fremantlestory.com.au and www.cockburn.wa.gov.au for more.