720 ABC Mornings host Geoff Hutchison will host the ANZAC dawn memorial service at King’s Park Perth this year where up to 50 000 people are expected to turn out to commemorate our fallen soldiers in the larget event of its kind, anywhere.
Families and young people are expected to turn out in the tens of thousands to join veterans and their relatives on their regular pre-dawn pilgrimage. Only 10 500 are allowed into Anzac Commemorative site at Galipoli.
The service is now so popular that the RSL has scheduled additional wreath-laying services in the days leading up to Anzac Day.
Geoff has covered many ANZAC services during his time as a reporter and correspondent, but it’s his first time attending the service from the other side of the memorial.
“I was asked by RSL boss Graham Edwards if I would like to be part of the ceremony. I was honoured to be invited.”
The RSL is working with historians to select stories about ordinary West Australians who served their country and whose names are on the State War Memorial.
“The service is a silent one. My job is merely to warm an audience on a chilly morning with stories of those who we today honour as ANZACS,” said Geoff.