Anzac Day service a wonder
AS THE sun inched its way to the horizon men, women and children gathered in the darkness at cenotaphs.
The Ode was taken and the Last Post was played to remember the soldiers, sailors, airmen and women who served Australia.
The location of each memorial was different, but the emotions were the same.
Childers started the day when it hosted an intimate ceremony where Cr Bill Trevor paid tribute to the fallen Australian and Turkish soldiers who fought at Gallipoli.
If the servicemen and women could tell us what they fought and died for it would have been the very thing that highlighted the commemorations at both Woodgate and Cordalba Anzac Day services.
School students from the region’s schools sang proudly to honour the memory of the diggers. And the future of our lands and the children is what the men and women left our shores to protect.
The stone and concrete monuments will stand as testament to the will of Australia’s armed forces and even though time continues to pass, memory of the Anzacs lives on.