This year’s ANZAC Day Service attracted over 200 people to the front of The Lakemba Club at 7am for the march to the War Memorial at Lakemba Station to pay their respects to the ANZACs.
Members of the Lakemba Sub-Branch were joined by student representatives from Bankstown La Salle High School, Lakemba Holy Spirit College and Wiley Park Girls High School as well as members of the local community for the march. Students Kye Kubenik, Joseph Killalea and Luke Lynch were selected as flag bearers at the head of the march.
The service was conducted by Rev Gary Rawson from St Therese Catholic Church and Rev Graeme Watkins from Lakemba Uniting Church. Wreaths were laid at the monument on behalf of the community followed by a minute’s silence to conclude the service.
The march finished back at The Lakemba Club where everyone was invited for a free breakfast and lunch after the service.
The ANZAC Day Service concludes the ANZAC activities for this year which started off with an ANZAC Dinner and ANZAC Sunday Service the week before which were well-attended.
“The Lakemba Club has a long history of supporting our veterans and defence personnel through the work of our active members in the Lakemba RSL Sub-Branch. Our ANZAC activities are just another way for us to show our deepest appreciation and respect to those who have served this country and those who have lost their lives in doing so,” said Dr George Peponis OAM, Chairman of the Canterbury group.