Miriam Vale hosts dawn service for first time in 30 years

IT'S been 30 years since the names inscribed on the Miriam Vale war memorial have been honoured at a dawn service.

But that will change on Friday when residents gather to remember those who sacrificed their lives for Australia.

Thirteen residents of Miriam Vale died in the First World War, and war has affected the town in almost every conflict since.

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Miriam Vale Hotel publican Marshall Anderson said it was about time the service returned to Miriam Vale.

"The cenotaph hasn't been utilised in 30 years," he said.

"It's right out the front of the hotel and it's something that means a lot to the local people, so we thought it was time to bring the service back."

The decision has been met with a great response from the local community.

Families of the names inscribed on the cenotaph are asked to participate in the ceremony to lay an Anzac wreath.

A gunfire breakfast and games of two-up will follow the ceremony at the Miriam Vale Hotel.

The service will commence at 4.20am at the Miriam Vale Anzac Memorial on Blomfield St.



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