An­zac Day ser­vice a won­der

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

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