Anyone who would like to honour their fallen ancestors or loved ones is welcome to participate by personalising the free white crosses obtainable from ANZAC Cottage.
Times available: November 7 from 10.00am to 4.00pm and November 8 from 9.00am to 10:45am. Please note the name, appropriate dates, photographs and any other details.
The crosses will be part of a 'Field of Remembrance' on the front lawn of ANZAC Cottage during the Remembrance Service at 10:45am on November 8.
If the times allotted are not suitable, or you seek more information, please contact Anne on 0411 44 55 82 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ANZAC Spirit in action
There are many impressive monuments, but memorials built, maintained and used by local communities enshrine that personal commitment in keeping the ANZAC spirit alive. The carefully maintained War Memorials in our suburbs, towns and local communities, well attended on ANZAC Day are living proof.
Anzac Cottage's Anne Chapple with Vincent Mens Shed members Leoné Ferrier, Bob Crowe, Patrick Garbutt, and Lyn Hebiton. Photo by Matthew Dwyer.
This spirit is no more evident than the Vincent Men's Shed constructing of the white crosses for ANZAC Cottage's, 'Field of Remembrance'. Anne has crosses and equipment to personalise them, and people are welcome to access them before the ceremony.
White crosses will cover the lawn at ANZAC Cottage
ANZAC Cottage, at No.38 Kalgoorlie Street in Mount Hawthorn, has a unique history; constructed as a practical monument to commemorate the Anzac's participation in the First World War, the first memorial to the Great War built in Australia. Open to the public on the first Sunday of each month from 1.00pm to 4.00pm, offering free entry and afternoon tea for a gold coin donation. All are welcome to attend and learn more about its unique history.
Friends of ANZAC Cottage has been set up to retain the connection of the cottage to the Mount Hawthorn and broader community. If you wish to know more about this event (and group bookings throughout the year) or would like further information about ANZAC Cottage, check out their Facebook page or call Anne on 0411 44 55 82.
Photos are courtesy of Friends of ANZAC Cottage, Vincent Men's Shed Matthew Dwyer and The Perth Voice.