Remembrance Day service marks 100 years

The Yanchep Two Rocks RSL has given the memorial garden at the Yanchep National Park a makeover. File picture

A REMEMBRANCE Day service will be held at the Yanchep National Park from 10.30am on Sunday, November 11.

It is also 100 years since the signing of the Armistice to end World War 1 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

Memorial garden warden Anne Purdy said the Yanchep Two Rocks RSL had decided to give the memorial garden in the Yanchep National Park a refurbishment to commemorate the event.

She said a grant from the Department of Veteran Affairs contributed to some of the works and donations had been received from some RSL members, Yanchep Inn, Yanchep Beach Joint Venture and Bunnings Mindarie.

Discounts from suppliers (fencing, flagpole and mulch) have all contributed to the completion of this first stage of the memorial garden.

The fencing enclosure will ensure the new planting will be safe from kangaroo damage.

A new plaque will be installed commemorating the armed forces who gave the ultimate sacrifice serving their country.

“Thank you to the Yanchep Park staff and volunteers for looking after the memorial garden on behalf of the RSL,’’ she said.

Yanchep residents who attend the service will be able to see the result of the memorial garden makeover with the flowering roses and an abundance of poppies throughout.

The Yanchep Two Rocks RSL will have poppies and other memorabilia available from 10.15am on Sunday, November 11.