Armistice Centenary: Yanchep Two Rocks RSL to hold Remembrance Day service at national park memorial

A GARDEN of roses and poppies will provide a backdrop to the Armistice Centenary commemorations in Yanchep this weekend.

Yanchep Two Rocks RSL members have spruced up the memorial garden at Yanchep National Park ahead of their Remembrance Day service on Sunday.

Secretary Malcolm Gow said it would mark 100 years since the signing of The Armistice to close World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

“Yanchep-Two Rocks RSL decided to give the memorial garden in the Yanchep National Park a refurbishment to commemorate this event,” he said.

“A grant from the Department of Veteran Affairs contributed to some of the works and donations have been received from some RSL members, Yanchep Inn, Yanchep Beach Joint Venture and Bunnings.

“Discounts given from suppliers (for 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.

“The finished result of the memorial garden with the flowering roses and an abundance of poppies throughout the garden will be seen on the 11th of the 11th 2018.”

Mr Gow said the service would include installation of an updated plaque commemorating the armed forces.

RSL members are selling poppies at Wanneroo Central shopping centre, Drover’s Precinct in Wanneroo, Yanchep Central, Butler train station, Clarkson train station and Yanchep National Park this week.

The Remembrance Day service at Yanchep National Park will start 10.30am followed by a march after 11am.

Call Malcolm Gow on 0401 646 183 for more.

President Bill Jones with Yanchep National Park Volunteer Nola Bell and Retired Garden Warden Maureen Day. Picture: Martin Kennealey.