Peter Williams is getting ready for another busy Anzac Day.
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The respected bugler will play The Last Post at both Walsh Park’s Bomaderry dawn and main memorial services on Wednesday, April 25.
He said Anzac Day remains an important day on the national calendar and is something he enjoys.
“I just like the overall feeling and the atmosphere of the day,” he said.
He said more people now attend Anzac Day services.
The respected bugle player, over the Anzac period, will go to 21 services, which includes schools, churches and Masonic Lodges.
Mr Williams will play The Last Post at 12 school services and said the students are aware of Anzac Day’s significance.
“The students are interested in Anzac Day more so than ever before,” he said
“A little girl at the Christian School, who would have been only six-years of age, piped up when I asked ‘does anybody know what the Reveille is’?
“This little girl said ‘that is the resurrection’.”
Mr Williams said he was surprised and happy students know about a significant aspect of Anzac Day.
His battered 120-year bugle dates back to the Boer War and he got it 60 years ago.
Anzac Day means a lot for this well known Bugle player.
His family has a history of great sacrifice due to war, including his grandfather Percy Burden who was killed in World War One at Ypres.
The Shoalhaven will mark Anzac Day on Wednesday April 25 and centres will stage cermonies.
Berry – Assemble in Queen Street adjacent to Apex Park at 10.20am. The march will move off at 10.30am via Queen and Alexandra Streets to War Memorial Gardens for a one hour service.
Bomaderry - dawn service in Walsh Memorial Park, Meroo Street commencing at 5.45am; Memorial Service – Assemble in Bunberra Street adjacent to Bomaderry RSL Club at 9.00am and march to Walsh Memorial Park in Meroo Street at 9.15am via Bunberra and Meroo Streets for service at 9.30am.
Callala Beach – A Memorial Service will be held at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the Callala RSL Country Club commencing at 10.00am.
Culburra – Assemble in Culburra Bowling and Recreation Club car park at 11.30am.March to the War Memorial adjacent to the Culburra Community Centre at 11.45am via West Crescent and Culburra Road for service at 12 noon.
Greenwell Point – dawn service – Assemble at Greenwell Point Memorial Hall at 5.00amand march to ANZAC Park via Greenwell Point Road for service commencing at 5.25am
Huskisson – Assemble in Hawke Street adjacent to White Sands Park at 10.15am. The march will move off at 10.30am via Hawke, Owen and Currambene Streets to Voyager Park for service commencing at 11.00am
Kangaroo Valley – Assemble at the Showground at 9.45am for march to commence at 10.00am travelling along Moss Vale Road to Cenotaph for service, returning along same route for dispersal at the Showground at approximately 11.00am.
Milton – Assemble at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Church Street at 10.15am for the march to commence at 10.30am along the Princes Highway to Milton Cenotaph for service expected to be completed by 11.15am.
Nowra – Assemble at 10.00am in Junction Street between Berry and Osborne Streets, form up at 10.30am and march to Memorial Gates at Nowra Showground for a one hour service after which the assembly will march along Junction Street to Shoalhaven Street where the parade will be dispersed.
Shoalhaven Heads – Assemble at 5.30am adjacent to the Centre Shops in Shoalhaven Heads Road with march to commence at 5.45am to the Shoalhaven Heads Memorial Park via Shoalhaven Heads Road for the service.
St Georges Basin – Memorial Service – Assemble in the Lions Park Memorial, Island Point Road (opposite hardware store) at 10.50am for service commencing at 11.00am.
Sussex Inlet – Assemble in Neilson Road adjacent to the RSL Sub Branch Hall at 10.00am for march commencing at 10.15am.
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