Thursday, 26 April 2012

ANZAC DAY Dawn Service and Tyne Cot

Some pictures of the dawn service at Polygon Wood
Early morning in Polygon Wood
Mrs Rebecca Woodmore together with the NZ Veterans Band
More then 400 participants, that's a record, thank you all for coming

Pete Pickering who started the project Sons of the British Empire

 A wreath from Waimakariri by the Alderman Franky Bryon
The Belgian Military Detachment from CCMP in Ieper/Ypres

Mr. Robin Ensoll New Zealand Veterans Band (his father Lance Corporal John Robert Ensoll served in the Battle of Passchendaele at ‘s Gravenstafel on 04/10/1917 with the Auckland Regiment).

H.E. Ambassador Dr Brendan Nelson of Australia

waiting for breakfast in the local community school

Els and Jan, just in time back from a trip in NZ and also at the Dawn Service

even the rum was available, a tradition at the Uttermost end of the Earth.

H.E. the ambassador  of Australia and the Mayor of Zonnebeke

short ceremony at the Belgian memorial in Zonnebeke
the entrance of Tyne Cot cemetery

guard of honor by the Belgian Detachment from CCMP Ieper/Ypres

Father André Decock with the final blessing and benediction

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