Moore Park Beach Anzac Memorial unveiled
THE Moore Park community came together yesterday for a moving ceremony at the unveiling of a new Anzac memorial.
More than 500 people turned out for the special service where the Moore Park Beach Anzac Memorial was officially launched and blessed.
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Stone, with the help of local cadets, unveiled the bronze statue of a First World War soldier holding a Lee Enfield rifle.
Organising committee chairwoman Trish Mears said it was fantastic day for everyone involved.
"The band of the 1st Regiment Royal Australian Artillery started off and they really set the scene for the day," she said.
"We had some beautiful singing from Sophie Cappuzzo from Shalom College who sang the national anthem.
"She also sang with the Moore Park and Gooburrum Combined State Schools Choir, which was especially formed for the event."
The revamp of the existing garden memorial was undertaken to provide more space for veterans as well as offer visitors wheelchair access.