Lest we forget

The head of the RSL in Western Australia says Anzac Day is an important opportunity for Australians to show support for troops, both past and present.

The league has organised the annual Anzac parade in Perth’s CBD, starting at 6am with a dawn service in Kings Park.

RSLWA chief executive officer John McCourt said Anzac Day provided an opportunity to remember the sacrifices of war, to commemorate those who served and died and to celebrate the freedoms we have today.

“What became known as the ‘ANZAC legend’ has become an important part of the identity of our nation, shaping our character and our history,” he said.

The dawn service will be followed by a gunfire breakfast from 7am to 9am in Government House Gardens on St Georges Terrace.

The annual march will start at 9am and be followed by a commemorative service at 11am in Perth Concert Hall.

Roads will be closed to ensure public safety and vehicles parked in those areas will be towed.

ANZAC Day Parade Map. Credit: RSLWA

All veterans wearing service uniforms, campaign ribbons, or medals will receive free travel from Transperth.

Additional special event trains and buses will be operating from 3.29am to accommodate dawn services.

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