Anzac Day remembrance at The Pines brings back memories for Bill Buttner

Anzac Day remembrance at The Pines brings back memories for Bill Buttner

Resident John Dunsmore has been responsible for co-ordinating the service for a number of years and takes pride in the recognition the event gets in the community.

“It’s a very important day in the Village calendar, and one we work hard to make both unique and commemorative every single year,” he said. “The Village choir sing and we invite local dignitaries to participate, along with local residents and businesses who lay wreaths.”

One special resident is 94-year-old William (Bill) Buttner, who had a distinguished army career, leaving as a Lieutenant Colonel after 36 years.

He served in the Middle East, Japan, Korea, Papua New Guinea and Australia.

“Looking back, it was rough going, but we made the most of the situation we were in,” Mr Buttner said.

“Anzac Day is a time to be with my fellow veterans, talk a bit about what we did in the war; a time of fellowship and comradeship,” he said.