THE GREATER COMMUNITY

The Glenorie RSL Sub-Branch President, Mr Andy Pellizzer and members wish to thank everyone for the way they embraced this year’s restricted ANZAC Day. We were looking forward to our usual Dawn Service and Afternoon Parade, however national restrictions regarding social gatherings and isolations meant these had to be abandoned.

Special thanks to Reverend Dougal Mitchie and the technical team for facilitating the technical ANZAC Day Service which can be viewed on line via the link on the Community News Facebook page.

The technical team did a fantastic job filming, editing and then producing the final version in the space of 3 days. A tremendous effort that has been appreciated by many. The Sub- Branch members who featured – Mark Bluett, Steve lnwood, Steve Pringle and Graham Bruce did us proud.

Thank you to all the community members who stood in their driveways, yards or balconies to observe the bugle calls and Ode of Remembrance. The turnout was staggering. Thank you to the residents who attended the 6:00am raising of the National Flags and brief wreath laying at the Glenorie Cenotaph. I also would like to thank Reverend Bill Rosier for providing brief services at the Galston Memorial and the entrance to Rowland Village. Many thanks to Graham Bruce, who co-ordinated the day and also provided the bugle calls. Social isolation and distancing certainly impacted the numbers attending however, as a community, you stepped up to the occasion.

Finally, many thanks to Zoe Cooke, the Hornsby Council Landscape Architect Project Manager – Parks, Trees Recreation who oversaw the renovation of the Glenorie Cenotaph to include two flagpoles in time for ANZAC Day. A tremendous effort by her and her team.