The axing of future Anzac Day ceremonies at Lone Pine in Gallipoli was "sacrilege" to veterans, deeply disappointing to war widows, and a move which Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said would outrage all Australians.
"To scrap it would be a sacrilege," said Barney Flanagan, the president of the RSL sub-branch in Chatswood. "Lone Pine is Anzac. Together with Anzac Cove, the landing at Gallipoli, Lone Pine is part of the tradition."
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