Friday 24 April 2015

Father and son involvement with Anzac commemorations

The son of Stephen Ladanyi, one of our volunteer painters, is one of 25 New Zealand youth ambassadors at Gallipoli assisting with the ceremonies. James is standing in the centre in the above picture.  

The youth ambassadors have VIP seats at the dawn service and will lead the waiata at the New Zealand Chunuk Bair service later in the day.

Stephen is looking forward to James telling him what it was like climbing up to Chunuk Bair (albeit not under fire) as they together view the ANZAC diorama when it is open next weekend (2 May).

Stephen also advises that another ANZAC project is nearing completion at the Auckland War Memorial. Only 2,000 out of 59,000 metal discs remain to be placed today on the giant poppy, so that photos can be taken and shipped to Gallipoli for tomorrow's dawn service.

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