Thousands to honour our brave

Georges Hall Public School students took the opportunity to commemorate ANZAC Day early this year before they broke for the school holidays.

Story appeared in: Torch | April 18th, 2017

THOUSANDS of people are expected to gather for dawn services at cenotaphs and memorials across Canterbury Bankstown to commemorate the men and women who have served and died in wars and other conflicts this ANZAC Day.
Panania RSL Sub Branch president Garry Murray says ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in 1915, and is a day to remember those who served and died in war and on operational service.
"It provides us with an opportunity to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, while paying tribute to all those who returned," Mr Murray said.
This ANZAC Day will also provide a chance for the veterans at Panania to unveil their new "25lb trailer gun" in the club grounds.
The sub branch purchased the second gun for $19,000 to match one already sitting as a memorial in the club grounds.
The Panania RSL Sub Branch hosts one of the biggest ANZAC Day commemorations in the Bankstown area, and is expecting over 300 people to attend the dawn service this year.
"Bankstown City Band will lead the march, which will also include girls guides and boy scouts," Mr Murray said.
Meanwhile Terry Starr from the Campsie RSL says big crowds are expected again at the memorial service and "Family Day" at ANZAC Mall on Tuesday.
"Following the memorial service we will be hosting a family day at ANZAC Mall, where there will be a free sausage sizzle, children's rides and entertainment provided by the Canterbury Girls High School band," he said.

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