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Soldiers bring own memories

27 April 2016

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Gracelands residents shared their memorabilia for a special ANZAC display

Hastings Leader, Hawkes Bay


The strengthening link between the Returned Services Associations and the young people of New Zealand was clearly evident during this week Anzac services in Hastings and Havelock North. A large number of people gathered at the Havelock North Cenotaph and heard an impassioned speech from Susannah Hansen, who represented Woodford House.


And at the service at the Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Hastings, where another good-sized crowd gathered, the guest speaker was Abby May, also from Woodford House. There were also many young faces in the gatherings which buoyed RSA representatives and veterans.


Clubs Hastings RSA president Trevor Hardie said schools had embraced the Anzac spirit and the number of young people becoming involved were on the rise. "This is a great thing," he said.


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