More attend Anzac events
The Peninsula collectively paused on the dawn of April 25 as residents took time to reflect and honour the fallen at Anzac Day services across Woy Woy, Ettalong, Umina, Empire Bay, Pearl Beach, Patonga and Hardys Bay.
Members of the Central Coast branch of the Vietnam Veterans Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association of Australia held a wreath-laying ceremony at Ettalong on the day.
Branch secretary Mr Eric Daniel said the branch was warmed to see more and more people attending Anzac Day events such as theirs.
"Approximately 400 people attended the 8am service in Ettalong and our Anzac Day wreath-laying ceremony was also well attended by local politicians and dignitaries, and the 1951-1972 Re-Enactment Unit Catafalque Party in their newly-acquired WW1 Uniforms," Mr Daniel said.
"Participation seems to be increasing each year, I think partly because of the 8am service, and also because of the family-friendly location of the service," he added.
Media release, 8 May 2019
Eric Daniel, VVPPAA CC
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