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Anzac at Johnsonville

Anzac at Johnsonville

The Salvation Army Johnsonville Corps commemorated Anzac Day with a community service organised by Major Glenton Waugh. Festivities began with a parade down the main road featuring armed services and community groups, led by the Wellington Red Hackle Pipe Band. The service took place outside Johnsonville Corps, with attendees welcomed by Corps Officer Major Mat Badger.

Captain Shaun Baker shared a poignant address, Glenton led the prayers and Liam Kendrew was MC for the event. Wreaths were laid on a specially decorated podium as head students from Newlands College read ‘In Flanders Fields’. Other Anzac Day traditions took place, including the playing of the ‘Last Post’, ‘Reveille’, and the singing of the national anthem.

The occasion drew a large crowd with more than 350 people in attendance. ‘The Salvation Army in Johnsonville has been commemorating this day for many years. We enjoy giving back to our community and want to continue to do so for many years,’ says Glenton.

Anzac Day 2024, photographed by Patrick Flanagan.

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