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Service Project Honours ANZAC Sacrifices

1600 Honour Avenue plaques cleaned and polished

Australia’s Avenues of Honour are living memorials to the honoured dead. There are three tree-lined Honour Avenues in Perth's Kings Park, with each tree marked by a plaque to honour individual service personnel who died in the two World Wars and other conflicts.

For the past six years members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Perth have cleaned and polished the 1600 plaques on the Honour Avenues, keeping them in good order.

This year’s project took place on Thursday 21st April. Ninety Church and community members spent several hours working together restoring the plaques in preparation for ANZAC Day.

A Remembrance Service, which began with the singing of the national anthem, was held before the cleaning as an opportunity for people to reflect on the sacrifice others have made for them and to keep this in their hearts as they did the cleaning. Several community members and leaders shared their thoughts on the significance of ANZAC Day.

Patricia Madden, who immigrated to Australia over 40 years ago and who has participated in this community service project since inception, said of the event, “It is both an honour and privilege for me to volunteer my time in memory of all those who sacrificed their life, who fought on the battlegrounds in my birth place, to defend the country I now call home.”


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