I don’t feel too well today so I nearly forget to go to the Fremantle remembrance day ceremony at Monument Hill, but happy I did not miss the important tradition which was initiated by former Freo firefighter Chris Grisenwood and his mate Vic about 14 years ago. Vic, whose last name I unfortunately don’t know, told me today he is 92 years old.
Politicians Simone McGurk, Lyn McLaren and Simon O’Brien were present, as was Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt and many spectators.
REMEMBRANCE DAY, like ANZAC Day is a pretty solemn occasion and not at all the glorification of war. It is good to see school children at these events, and all of us living in hope that wars won’t happen again and that future generations will become better at non-violent conflict resolutions.
I took these photos at Monument Hill in Fremantle this morning.
There was a good crowd at the Fremantle REMEMBRANCE DAY at Monument Hill this morning, with large groups of school children each carrying a small wooden cross.
The solemn ceremony was attended by Defence Minister David Johnston, MP Melissa Parke, MLA Simone McGurk, Liberal backbencher Simon O’Brien, Mayor Brad Pettitt and Councillors Josh Wilson, Ingrid Waltham Robert Fittock and Dave Hume.
Photos copyright Roel Loopers-ROEL.COM.AU