Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Anzac Day service 'impressive and meaningful'

Anzac Day service 'impressive and meaningful'

By Helen Beamish

Anzac Day 2010 was an "impressive and meaningful commemoration" and
"very very worthwhile" as expressed to us in a phone all on 26 April
from a lady who attended from out of the district.

Thank you to all those who contributed prior to the service, on the
day, and are continuing with the wrap up process this week. Ours
truly is a Community Commemoration - so many people work to make it
happen.

Special thanks to the speaker PJ Clarke - for his honest, and
heart-felt sharing of his grandfather's story. Our desire to give
voice to the stories of people associated with our neighbourhood, has
certainly begun excellently.

The contributions by both local schools in art work for the Hall, and
children who took a serving role at the Anzac service, were also
appreciated.

We honour those who sacrificed for our freedom during wars past and
present, in the ways we serve on the day, and in making connection and
community here. Our contributions to making a Commemorative Service
each Anzac Day, are one small way we can continue to say "Thank you"
to them and to ensure we do not forget.

If you would like to be involved in helping to make future Anzac
Services reflect our Blueskin Bay community spirit and gratitude,
please contact Helen Beamish (hbeamish@kinect.co.nz) or Carl Scott
(carldscott@yahoo.co.nz).

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