Dawn service - Zonnebeke - 25/04/2011
Please find below a series of pictures taken on Anzac Day, April, 25th, 2011 during the dawn service at Buttes New British Cemetery at Zonnebeke.
Hieronder een reeks foto's op Anzac Day, 25 april 2011, genomen naar aanleiding van de dawn service op Buttes New British Cemetery.
Opening prayers by Revd Father B. Llewellyn
- Mr Dirk Cardoen, Mayor of Zonnebeke
- Mr Franky Bryon, First Alderman of Zonnebeke
Address by His Excellency Mr Peter Kennedy, Ambassador of New Zealand
Address by His Excellency Dr Brendan Nelson, Ambassador of Australia
Franky Bostyn, curator Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, gave a short introduction to the service explaining about Anzac day and the significance of a dawn service in Polygon Wood
Flowers of the Forest by Piper Frank Dubois
ANZAC Remembrance by Captain Albie Rothman, New Zealand Defence Force
Abide with me by Australian Tenors – Australia
ANZAC Dedication by Lieutenant Colonel Michael Toohey, Australian Defence Force
Dedication of wreaths
By Mrs. Jo Kane, honorary citizen of Zonnebeke, Chairperson, Waimakariri-Passchendaele Trust on behalf of the people of Waimakariri
Volley by firing party of the Belgian Army Detachment
The Last Post by the Last Post Association buglers
The National anthems by St-Cecilia Zonnebeke who played the anthems of Australia, New Zealand and Belgium.
Ambassador Nelson of Australia invited the members of the public to distribute Sons of the British Empire: Crosses on Australian graves (with Australian Ambassador and other officials): Small commemorative wooden cross were placed on Australian graves at the conclusion of the ANZAC Day Dawn Service 2011. These crosses are made in Australia and carry the wording AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS on them. Australian students have been asked to write their school name, their name, as well as a personal message on each cross. The dignitaries and guests in attendance placed a cross on Australian graves.
The servcie was followed by a breakfast at Zonnebeke.
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