Tradition alive and
THOUSANDS of people joined Hills events to commemorate Anzac Day on Tuesday, including marches in Chidlow and Northam.
Northam RSL secretary Donna Prytulak said about 2000 people attended the main service at Northam Memorial Hall following the parade and about 600 were at the Dawn Service.
“We had three flyovers, which was really good,” she said.
“This year we integrated a donkey and dog into the march to coincide with animals that were in war, and we had pigeons released.
“We had a few diggers come from other sub-branches and a few people who contacted us because a grandfather or uncle was on our War Memorial.
“It’s growing more every year – I believe it will keep growing; younger family members are trying to keep the tradition alive.”
The Combined Districts Concert Band performed and RSL WA’s Mid West Region representative Ross Davies spoke at the service.
Chidlow and Districts RSL subbranch vice-president Corrina Caswell said about 700 people attended its march and service, after a gunfire breakfast provided by Chidlow Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade.
“It was absolutely wonderful,” she said. “The RSL committee are grateful for everyone’s generosity, both our members and others; they have been very generous with time and help.”
Jelena Manuel, Ashton Stewart and Tia Hunt from St Josephs at the Northam service.
On the march to the Chidlow service.