Honouring the heroes of region
Big crowds on Anzac Day
CROWDS at Anzac Day services throughout the region were once again great.
I attended the dawn service at Gatton and the service in Withcott.
Both had a large amount of people turn up to pay their respects.
The dawn service was notably bigger than last year, with hundreds of people huddling in the dark on Tuesday morning.
It’s great to see that the day is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, and that people feel compelled to attend the services.
Crowds lined the streets for the parades and filled local parks, all eager to be part of one of the country’s most significant days.
Medals not only adorned serving personnel and veterans, but family members too.
Everyone was keen to honour those who either served or paid the ultimate sacrifice. There was also plenty of youth involved in the services, especially local schools.
It’s great that the younger ones are learning this history and being part of the commemorations too.
Learning what this country has fought for to lay the foundations we now stand on is vital.
It’s important to remember those men and women, and what they sacrificed to ensure today’s generations have a free and fruitful life.
I hope everyone enjoyed the day and was able to get to a service near them.
I look forward to seeing even larger crowds at next year’s Anzac Day services.