Gosnells shows ANZAC spirit

Gosnells shows ANZAC spirit

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Many came to pay their respects in Gosnells this ANZAC Day. Photograph - Richard Polden.

The Gosnells Civic Centre Memorial site was blanketed with a sea of faces young and old for this year’s ANZAC Day commemorations.

An approximate 5000-strong crowd included RSL members, local and state government representatives and emergency service units for the morning service, which commenced at 7am.

Local police, members of Gosnells Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and Gosnells SES and Maddington Girl Guides were among just a few groups to attend the service.

Gosnells RSL sub-branch president Stuart Holmes said the ambience of the site lent itself to a quiet place to pay respect.

“There was plenty of room for everyone with guests enjoying the beautiful surrounds including the Canning River embankment and the war memorial,” he said.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said it was important that the community kept the ANZAC spirit and traditions alive.

“It was an honour to be a part of the local ANZAC Day commemoration and wonderful to see so many people, particularly our younger residents paying their respects,” he said.

Members of the Gosnells Lions Club hosted a traditional gunfire breakfast on the banks of the Canning River immediately after the service.