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FREMANTLE ANZAC DRIVEWAY DAWN SERVICE

Posted in ANZAC DAY, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on April 25, 2020

 

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A lot of people got up very early in South Fremantle’s Lilly Street this morning for the driveway ANZAC Day service.

The normal dawn services around the country had to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, so this was a whole new and more intimate way to remember those who fought and those who lost their lives in one of the many wars.

Roel Loopers

LEST WE FORGET

Posted in ANZAC DAY, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on April 25, 2020

 

ANZAC Day 2020

 

I took this photo late on Friday afternoon of Monument Hill at sunset.

I will try, but it will be a big challenge, to capture the verge ANZAC Day service that has been suggested, as I have no idea who will participate in it, and where in Fremantle.

But I will be out and about before 6am, so hoping I can take photos of the historic moments.

Roel Loopers

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A VERY DIFFERENT ANZAC DAY

Posted in anzac, ANZAC DAY, city of fremantle, community, peace, Uncategorized, war by freoview on April 24, 2020

 

 

It will be a very different ANZAC Day tomorrow, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing the dawn services around Australia to be cancelled, so I won’t be at Freo’s Monument Hill well before 6am and at the parade through the Cappuccino Strip mid morning.

I walked up to Monument Hill on Wednesday morning just to capture some photos there to acknowledge the sacrifices so many people made. Lest we forget!

People are encouraged to stand outside their homes, or on their balconies, with flowers or candles at 6am tomorrow, so let’s hope the rain will stay away.

Roel Loopers

ANZAC DAY DRIVEWAYS SERVICE

Posted in ANZAC DAY, city of fremantle, community, history, peace, Uncategorized, war by freoview on April 21, 2020

 

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Fremantle residents are being encouraged to commemorate Anzac Day this year by joining people around the nation in holding a candle at the end of their driveway at dawn.

All of the City of Fremantle’s traditional Anzac Day events – including the Dawn Service at Monument Hill and the Anzac Day parade – have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings.

Instead, RSL branches across Australia are inviting people to stay at home and participate in a nationwide show of respect for past and present members of the defence force.

Simply stand at the end of your driveway, or on your balcony, from 5.55am and tune in to ABC Radio to hear The Ode, The Last Post and join in the minute’s silence.

Musicians are invited to play the Last Post and Rouse or Reveille.

There will be no public Anzac Day Dawn Services at either Monument Hill in Fremantle or Kings Park in Perth, and RSLWA is advising against visiting memorials and monuments.

As an alternative to laying a wreath people are encouraged to dress their windows or letterboxes at home.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE REMEMBRANCE DAY PHOTOS

Posted in city of fremantle, peace, remembrance day, Uncategorized, war by freoview on November 11, 2019

 

 

Here some photos of the Fremantle Remembrance Day event at Monument Hill this morning.

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Roel Loopers

POPPY DAY SCOOTER RUN FUNDRAISING FUN

Posted in city of fremantle, peace, Uncategorized, war by freoview on November 10, 2019

 

 

The annual Poppy Day Scooter Run was held again today and ended in Princess May park. It raises thousands of dollars each year for the RSL, so that is very special.

Tomorrow-Monday-is Remembrance Day and the event will be held at 10.45am at Monument Hill in Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE ANZAC DAY PARADE

Posted in ANZAC DAY, australia, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on April 25, 2019

 

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It was a busy day in Fremantle with ANZAC Day attracting a lot of people.

Fremantle Ports volunteers handed out Australian flags for the 13th year in a row and that is always very popular with young and old.

Here some photos I took of the parade marching through the Cappuccino Strip. I could not stay on for the ceremony on the Esplanade as I was on volunteer tourist guide duty at the Roundhouse, where we welcomed 722 visitors in five hours.

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FREMANTLE ANZAC DAY ODE RECITED IN NOONGAR

Posted in aboriginal, ANZAC DAY, city of fremantle, indigenous, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on April 21, 2019

 

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This year’s Fremantle Anzac Day dawn service at Monument Hull will be different when the Ode of Remembrance will be recited in Noongar language for the first time ever.



The Ode of Remembrance was written in 1914 and recounted at every Anzac Day service around the country.

 Last year Noongar Elder Professor Len Collard from the Australian Research Council and The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies translated the Ode into Noongar language,”

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said that it will be a significant occasion for Fremantle, and that it furthers the City’s commitment for cultural inclusivity and respecting Aboriginal history and people.

The Dawn Service at Fremantle War Memorial commences at 5.50am, with a second service at North Fremantle’s Fallen Soldiers Memorial Park at 9am.



To assist people attending the Dawn Service, the City has organised designated free parking at Beach Street carparks (CP12A and CP12B) and John Curtin College of the Arts’ carpark (90 Ellen Street) until 12pm.

There will be a free shuttle bus service running from Beach Street and John Curtin College of the Arts to Monument Hill between 5-6am and 6.30-7.30am.

Fremantle’s Anzac Day program – Thursday 25 April 2019
• 5.50 – 6.30am: Dawn Service, Fremantle War Memorial, Monument Hill, Knutsford Street
• 9 – 9.30am: North Fremantle Service, Fallen Soldier Memorial, corner Queen Victoria Street and Harvest Road
• 10.15 – 10.45am: Anzac Day March, Esplanade Reserve, Marine Terrace and surrounds
• 10.45 – 11.30am: Closing Ceremony, Esplanade Reserve, Marine Terrace

Roel Loopers

PHOTOS OF FREMANTLE’S ARMISTICE DAY SERVICE

Posted in city of fremantle, peace, remembrance day, Uncategorized, war, ww I by freoview on November 11, 2018

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The Armistice-Remembrance Day service at Fremantle’s Monument Hill attracted a good crowd, who all came to remember the Great War World War I of 1914-1918.

Minister Simone McGurk, Josh Wilson MP, Simon O’Brien MLA, and Mayor Brad Pettitt all laid wreaths, while Deputy Mayor Ingrid Waltham and Councillors Bryn Jones and Jeff McDonald watched the procedures.

During World War I 16 million people died. It ended on November 11 one hundred years ago when an armistice was signed in France between the WW I allies and Germany.

In Flanders Fields is a poem I learned as a young man in the Netherlands for my school end exams in 1976.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

 

Roel Loopers

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POPPIES PROJECTED ON MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, peace, remembrance day, Uncategorized, war, ww I by freoview on November 11, 2018

 

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Poppies were floating down the sky like snow flakes at the Fremantle Maritime Museum last night.

It was a projection show to commemorate Armistice Day and the service for that will be held in Fremantle today from 10.45am at Monument Hill.

The poppies projection has travelled all over WA from Exmouth to Kalgoorlie and Albany.

Roel Loopers

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