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FREMANTLE ANZAC DAY PARADE

Posted in ANZAC DAY, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on April 25, 2017

A decent crowd turned out for the Fremantle Anzac Day parade this morning and I heard  there was a big crowd for the dawn service at Monument Hill, which I missed due to bad health.

The ANZA derby between the South and East Fremantle football clubs is on at Fremantle Oval at 4 pm today and the weather is perfect for it, so support the day.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE ANZAC DAY EVENTS

Posted in ANZAC DAY, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on April 22, 2017

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ANZAC Day is this coming Tuesday April 25 so get up early and join the Dawn Service at Monument Hill at 5.50 and watch the sun rise.

From 7.30 the ANZAC Day Breakfast is on at the Esplanade so perfect for a beacon and egg roll and cuppa.

At 9 am the lovely more intimate North Fremantle ceremony is held at the war memorial opposite Mojo’s.

The big Parade starts from the Esplanade at 10.15and will wind through the CBD and Cappuccino Strip.

The Closing Ceremony will be held at 10.45 on the Esplanade.

It is important to always remember those who sacrificed their life to fight for peace and freedom.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE WET ANZAC DAY PARADE

Posted in ANZAC DAY, fremantle, photography by freoview on April 25, 2016

 

It was very wet during this year’s Fremantle ANZAC Day parade and that kept people at home unfortunately. But for the not so faint hearted it was a special spectacle everyone enjoyed.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE ANZAC DAWN SERVICE PHOTOS

Posted in ANZAC DAY, fremantle by freoview on April 25, 2016

 

It was full house at Fremantle’s Monument Hill for the ANZAC Day dawn service this morning and the rain stayed away for this very solemn event.

Great to see so many families with very young children, and teenagers, young lovers and many oldies.

I went to the North Fremantle ceremony for the first time and the rain started coming in then.

The next blog post will show photos of the pretty wet parade through town.

Roel Loopers

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ANZAC DAY IN FREMANTLE

Posted in ANZAC DAY, fremantle by freoview on April 20, 2016

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ANZAC Day in Fremantle is always special so make sure to bring the family to the parade through town. It starts at 10.15 am.

There is also a dawn ceremony at Monument Hill at 5.50 am for those who don’t mind getting up early, and a ceremony at 9am in North Fremantle opposite Mojo’s as well.

The RSL Gunfire Breakfast will be held at Princess May Park from 7 am.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREMANTLE ANZAC DAY PHOTOS

Posted in ANZAC DAY, photography by freoview on April 25, 2015

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Here some of the photos I took of the Fremantle ANZAC Day parade this morning.

Roel Loopers

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ANZAC DAY IN FREMANTLE

Posted in ANZAC DAY, fremantle by freoview on April 25, 2015

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It’s going to be a big ANZAC Day today so get up and join the crowd in Fremantle. The sunset ceremony will be at Monument Hill in two hours and then there will be the ANZAC breakfast at Kings Square. From 11.15 the parade will march through the CBD and that is always a nice event with lots of families and Australian flags supplied by Fremantle Ports.

For those keen to join an old tradition there is TWO UP in the laneway behind the Wyola Club from noon. Enter from Bannister Street.

The afternoon is reserved of course for the big Dockers game against the Sydney Swans, so go buy some nice pies from Culleys to avoid having to cook today.

Roel Loopers

JOIN FREMANTLE ANZAC DAY!

Posted in ANZAC DAY, fremantle, war by freoview on April 24, 2015

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It is ANZAC Day tomorrow and a day I alway look forward to. There is something special about the parade through Fremantle and the hundreds of Australian flags waved by children and grown ups, when veterans, soldiers, sailors, pilots and cadets march through the city centre.

For many years I was reluctant to join in as I believed it would be a celebration of war, but when one sees the faces of the mainly old men one realises this is a day to celebrate and commemorate the lives of all those young people who died or were maimed in atrocious circmstances. For many the trauma is still there and quite visible on their solemn faces and I am happy Australia pays so much respect and that the nation stops to honour people and not a sporting event.

Dawn service is at Monument Hill, breakfast at Kings Square, and the parade will be at 11 am, so come along!

Roel Loopers

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