In what was a moving ceremony, the Breakfast Point community have come together to mark the 100 year ANZAC day memorial at the Breakfast Point village green.

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Aerial view courtesy of the Davis family

 

The dawn service has become an annual event at Breakfast Point, which unifies the community on a day that means so much for Australians. The service reflected particularly on the contribution of the war efforts by the AGL employees who worked on the land that Breakfast Point now stands.

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Breakfast Point Anzac Menorial

 

The service which was opened with an introduction  by Don McKenzie who was followed by Greg Maunsell & Bill Cowham who reflected on the hardship of war with mention to past locals that were involved. Many of these men lived local to Breakfast Point, with some of their relatives even there to attend.

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soldiers Families of our fallen soldiers

 

The wreath laying ceremony followed with the beautiful wreaths representing

WW1,

WW11,

Korea & Malaya,

Vietnam,

Peacekeeping, Iraq and Afghanistan

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Floral wreaths in memory of our fallen soldiers

 

The intimate occasion was shared with many Breakfast Point locals as well as for the wider community, placing Breakfast Point at the centre of remembrance for the wider Inner West community.

The occasion saw Legacy make hand knitted wearable poppies with a small gold donation. The traditional Anzac cookies handed out with compliments Breakfast Point Realty were also very well received.

Lynn Edwards with the Legacy knitted poppies

Lynn Edwards with the Legacy knitted poppies

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Anzac Cookies

 

Through a sense of unity for all those who attended, the service paid tribute to all those that have lost their lives in war efforts in a sentimental and moving ceremony as we remember the landing at Gallipoli, now 100 years on.  

 

 

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