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Students and Mormon Missionaries Honour War Dead in Perth

High school students and missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ensured that remembrance plaques in Kings Park were "up to scratch" for this year's Anzac Day services, according to a report this week in The West Australian newspaper.

"For the past 25 years, students from Carine Senior High School have had the important task of preparing each of the 1471 plaques," the article states. "They are cleaned and each bears flowers and an Australian flag."

This weekend students were joined for the first time "by 60 young Mormon missionaries from around the world who volunteer through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in WA."

The newspaper reported that "the missionaries cleaned the plaques in preparation for the floral arrangements and flags to be placed on plaques by the students."

The West Australian quoted Church mission president Paul Cahoon, who said the young missionaries were in awe of those of the same age who had died for their country in service.

"These young men have set aside their lives for two years to labour in Church service but they have not been asked to lay down their lives," President Cahoon told the newspaper.

There are over 52,000 Latter-day Saint missionaries worldwide. They volunteer for 18 months to two years as ministers of religion, teaching families and individuals about the gospel of Jesus Christ. They also put the teachings of Christ into action by providing community service in cities and towns around the world.


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