Audrey Blood OAM, former National President of The War Widows' Guild of Australia NSW, recited the Ode at the Anzac Remembrance Ceremony conducted at the April meeting of the Hawkesbury Combined Probus Club this month.
Hawkesbury Combined Probus, a club of 200 members, operates under the direction of President, Jim Berrell.
The Remembrance Ceremony took place in The Richmond Club which was founded in 1947 by a group of WWII returned servicemen and has become the leading club and community heart of the Hawkesbury Region.
The Ceremony was conducted in a most respectful manner. Club members stood as large screen displayed the lowering of the flag and the last post played. After Audrey recited the Ode of Remembrance, all joined in the response and observed one minute's silence before the Reveille was played with the raising of the flag.
Probus Club members felt privileged to be able to honour and remember our Anzacs on this most significant occasion for all citizens of Australia and New Zealand.