ANZAC Day 2013
A break in the stormy weather gave the Grammar community a fine day to commemorate ANZAC Day 25 April. Approximately 800 attended the service in the Main Hall, with an address delivered by James E Donegan, US Consul General. During the service, two wreaths were placed at the School's Cenotaph; one on behalf of the School by Prefects JM Leggatt and TB Rapson, the other on behalf of the Old Boys' Association by servicemen Leslie Keene '49 and Bill Kirk '37.
This was a repeat occasion for Mr Keene: as Head Prefect in 1953 he was also responsible for laying the wreath. Dr Mark Worthington '77 and other Old Boys currently in military service, assisted guests in placing poppies alongside the wreath and at the memorial. Tea and ANZAC biscuits were served in the Heritage Room afterwards. We appreciate the generous support of New World Remuera and Bell Tea and Coffee Company Ltd for providing the refreshments. The Grammar community contributed $616 to the Auckland RSA through poppy donations.
An additional note to the occasion is that 2013 marked the 60th Anniversary of the dedication of the WWII Memorial in 1953. Henry Cooper and the newly appointed Governor General of New Zealand, Sir Willoughby Norrie, addressed a crowd of about 4000 people.
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Anzac Day Photos 2013