Anzac Day in France Pt 2

Yves Fohlen report on Anzac Day Commemorations held at Bullecourt France on 25th April 2010 continues.

The service took place in the centre of the village:

Photos: Official Party in position outside the Bullecourt church [Yves Fohlen]

Wreaths were laid on the Memorial outside the Mairie and at the Slouch Hat Memorial.

[Carole Laignel]

The band from Sydney Boys High School played 3 songs during the service.

[Carole Laignel]

After completion of commemorations in the village all the Flag bearers, the VIPs and the visitors marched to the Young Digger Memorial Park for the next part of the Anzac Day ceremonies.

Photo: Crowd assembled at Digger Statue, Bullecourt [Carole Laignel]

Photo: Scenes during the service at The Digger Statue [Yves Fohlen]

Then every body was invited by the Mayor of Bullecourt to enjoy “le verre de l’amitié”.
It was the end of another Great Anzac Day for me. Once again everything went perfect at Bullecourt. The Sydney Boys High School Concert Band performed very well. The staff of the Australian Embassy and Vets Affairs did indeed once again a great job and was once again were surprised by Bullecourt local commitment and help.
At last every body was happy to hear in the French Préfet Speech speaking about the opening of a  New Museum at Bullecourt !!!! (We got the planning permission to build just 2 days ago !!!)
It was great to meet Friends of Fromelles (Carole Laignel FFFAIF member), the Mayor of Fromelles … and many good  friends from United Kingdom

Photo: Yves Fohlen (centre) during the service at Digger Statue [Carole Laignel]


Read Yves’ report on the Villers Bretonneux Dawn Service and the commemoration service at the ‘Little Cross for the Missing’ at Bullecourt in Anzac Day in France Part 1

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