St Mary’s pupils Tessa Percy, 10, with brother Harrison,12, help the RSA put out Anzac crosses on the graves of returned soldiers at Riverside Cemetery, Masterton. They are pictured at the grave of one of their two great-grandfathers buried at cemetery. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER
Seven-year-old Aria Hanson, and siblings Tessa (10) and Harrison Percy (12) all remembered their great-grandfathers on Wednesday.
The three Wairarapa children were among 20 volunteers who helped place Anzac crosses on the graves of returned soldiers in Masterton’s Archer St Cemetery and Riverside Cemetery.
A dedicated team of Henley Men’s Shed members spent hours making more than 1000 miniature white crosses, featuring Anzac poppies, for the Masterton RSA.
Tessa and Harrison, who attend St Mary’s School in Carterton, have two great-grandfathers buried in the services section of Riverside Cemetery, while Aria has one great-granddad buried there, with her grandmother the president of the Masterton RSA women’s section.