Ann Wilson is the Patron of the Brookvale and Mona Vale State Transit Ex-Services Club. In addition to attending the Club's official and social events, Ann is an active participant in the Club’s annual Anzac Day Dawn March and Service, held on April 25th.
“Participants assemble at 6:55am near Brookvale Public School and march down Pittwater Road to the nearby Brookvale State Transit Depot.
Anzac Day is a very special occasion for all Australians when we remember all those who have worn the nation’s uniform in a time of war.
The Brookvale and Mona Vale State Transit Ex-Services Club and personnel from Ann Wilson Funerals consider it a great honour to play a role in commemorating Anzac Day, and we encourage everyone to attend the March and Service. Lest we forget.” - Ann Wilson
Following the march, a service is held at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the Brookvale Bus Depot. School students deliver a brief speech, and official guests will lay wreaths at the Cenotaph, with musical accompaniment from a local pipe band.
Each year Ann Wilson Funerals generously donates more than 350 bunches of chrysanthemums in shades of white, yellow, pink and purple.
These are arranged on the lawn in front of the Cenotaph to form floral emblems such as the ex-services badge, the traditional Anzac rising sun, the Air Force’s winged emblem and an anchor representing the Australian naval services.
The Patronship of the Brookvale and Mona Vale State Transit Ex-Services Club and her participation in the annual Anzac Day Dawn March and Service is just another way that Ann Wilson Funerals contributes to community life on the Peninsula and Sydney's Northern Beaches.