Jan and Peter Wallace will attend the most emotional Anzac Day dawn service there is.JENNA BISHOP April 25, 2014 5:12am
Today, Jan and Peter Wallace’s footfalls on the beach will echo those of tens of thousand ANZAC soldiers 99 years ago.
The Kialla couple will be attending the Anzac Day dawn service at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli.
A boat will take them to Anzac Cove, where they will trace the footsteps of Anzac soldiers in World War I as they walk across Gallipoli’s North Beach to the 5.30
Mr Wallace said attending an Anzac service in Gallipoli was something he had always wanted to do, even more so after reading the literature on the Anzacs.
‘‘It’s important to understand what the diggers went through — we owe them so much,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s always been on our wish list.’’
Mrs Wallace said after Mr Wallace had completed the Kokoda trail a couple of years ago, they decided Gallipoli was next on the list.
‘‘We really wanted to do Gallipoli next year, but the tours were limited by the ballot, so we thought we’d go a year earlier,’’ she said.
The couple will travel to historical sites with a specialist battlefield tour company, including visiting the battleground and Shrapnel Gully and the memorials.
‘‘It’s going to be really emotional,’’ Mrs Wallace said.
‘‘To be there (on Anzac Day) will be very special,’’ Mr Wallace said.
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