A member of the 25th/49th Battalion stands tall and proud while guarding the Cenotaph at the Anzac Day dawn service Photo Erin Smith / Bush Telegraph
A member of the 25th/49th Battalion stands tall and proud while guarding the Cenotaph at the Anzac Day dawn service Photo Erin Smith / Bush Telegraph Erin Smith

OPINION: Anzacs remembered

I WAS left stunned by the huge crowd at Saturday's Anzac Day dawn service held at Leslie Park.

More than 2000 people, young and old, gathered to remember the sacrifice our Anzac heroes made. It was not just the dawn service that drew big crowds though with large numbers turning out for the parade and 11am service as well.

A lot of time, effort and planning went into organising the services and parade.

Congratulations to all who played a part in organising the events, to those who read, sang or played instruments.

You all helped the people of the Southern Downs commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in a wonderful, moving and special way.

I would like to give all who attended one or all of the region's Anzac services a thumbs up as well, it is up to us to ensure the Anzac spirit continues to thrive.

While it is important to remember all of our fallen men and women I think it is equally as important to say thanks and remember all those who are currently serving in the armed forces. Lest we forget.


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