Anzac Day service a goer

Pic of Bev Ellis; John and Susan Jennison. Photo by Damjan Janevski. 233703_01

Tara Murray

Keilor Village will again honour those who served their countries in an Anzac Day service on Sunday.

The service, to be held at the cenotaph in Keilor Village, will be run by the Keilor Historical Society with the support of Keilor East RSL.

Society president Susan Jennison said it was great to be able to hold a service again, after last year’s service was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

She said the society was keen to ensure the heritage of the local Anzac spirit lives on.

The Keilor service will start at 10.30am on Anzac Day and will include the prayer of remembrance, the Last Post, one minute silence and the national anthem.

Brimbank council, Keilor East RSL, Keilor Historical Society and the Keilor Traders Association will all lay wreaths at the end of the service.

Local musician and musical director Wayne Morris Bowden will play the Last Post.

In the lead-up to Anzac Day, the local community will also recognise the Anzacs with the planting of some plants.

Ms Jennison said the society, with the help of the Keilor Village Scouts and Cubs, will plant flowers in the Keilor Plantation near the football ground during the week, as their way of honouring the Anzacs.

The flowers have been donated.

Keilor East RSL will hold a Dawn Service on Anzac Day. The service will be at the Cenotaph at Heinze Reserve