Where to pay your respects in Harvey

Kasper JohansenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Jodie, Brenda and David Rondo commemorated Anzac Day by holding their own light horse service in Harvey.
Camera IconJodie, Brenda and David Rondo commemorated Anzac Day by holding their own light horse service in Harvey. Credit: Briana Fiore/Harvey-Waroona Repo/Briana Fiore

April 25 looked a little different last year, with no traditional dawn service or mid-morning march taking place for the first time since World War II.

The Anzac Day services are an opportunity for communities and families to come together and remember those who served and sacrificed.

Even though the successes of last Anzac Day were something to admire, there will be more than intermittent wreath laying and driveway tributes, with a dawn service and march as well as a sausage sizzle taking place in the centre of Harvey this year.

Harvey RSL president Eric Hall and member Kevin Reale said everyone was welcome and they encouraged people of all ages to come and keep the tributes and commemoration alive.

RSL secretary Trish Rumball said it marked the perfect occasion for the community to reflect.

It’s to pay respects to the ones that gave their lives and even the ones who took the troubles of war home with them,

she said.

RSL member Dave Best said he would not miss an Anzac day.

“We don’t have anything like this in England, except Remembrance Day and that’s nothing compared to this, this is personal,” he said.

Harvey RSL secretary and treasurer Trish Rumball and president Eric Hall.
Camera IconHarvey RSL secretary and treasurer Trish Rumball and president Eric Hall. Credit: Briana Fiore/Harvey-Waroona Repo/Briana Fiore

Find your nearest service:

Harvey

Uduc Road and Young Street will be closed from 9.30am and will reopen about noon after events have taken place.

Dawn service, 6am, war memorial precinct.

March and main service, 10am, outside Partons IGA. Refreshments will be available in the main hall after the main service.

Waroona

Dawn Service, 6.15am.

March, 10.45am, along Parnell Street and South Western Highway.

Mid-morning service at 11am.

Binningup

Dawn service, 6am.

Refreshments will be available at the Binningup Country Club after the services.

Brunswick

Dawn service, 7.20am outside the Ambulance Hall.

Wreath laying, Last Post and flag-raising ceremonies will take place at the Brunswick War Memorial.

Refreshments will be available at the Brunswick Town Hall after the services.

Yarloop

March, 5.50am on the corner of School Road and Railway Parade.

Dawn service, 6am at the Yarloop War Memorial.

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