Heads should hang
WHAT a different Anzac Day it was this year bought on by the circumstances that Covid-19 has forced upon us.
It was pleasing when we attended Anzac Memorial Park that afternoon to pay our respects that many people had also visited during the day and many wreaths had been laid at the base of the cenotaph.
After viewing the wreaths, we noticed and were appalled, after checking twice, that on Australia’s most important day, the Toodyay Shire had not bothered to attend and lay a wreath.
We were then taken aback by the absence of the Australian flag not flying at the council offices.Read more
What an absolute disgrace on this historic day.
During WWI and WWII sixty-five men and women from our community paid the supreme sacrifice.
This doesn’t include other conflicts or those that returned to their loved ones but still bore the scars of war.
The Toodyay community is proud of how these brave men and women went away and served their country so that we can enjoy the relative peace that we have today.
So, shame on the councillors elected to represent the community as well as the senior staff.
Both groups are well paid and so surely the few dollars that an Anzac wreath would cost would be pittance in a shire’s budget.
We believe the shire is dishonouring our brave servicemen and women who gave up so much for us and to not show any respect on Anzac Day. It brings out their true colours.
They should all hang their heads in disgrace.