Huge Anzac Day crowds
THE Douglas community turned out in record numbers on Anzac Day to remember those who sacrificed their lives for Australia.
Leutenant Commander Michael Miller delivered an Anzac Day address along with RSL President Ron Savage and Division 10 councillor Julia Leu, during the dawn service in Mossman and ceremony in Port Douglas.
Veterans who proudly walked in the parade down Macrossan St said they were pleased to see so many people, particularly the huge number of schoolchildren attending the Anzac day services.
Cr Leu said we need to encourage all Australians to keep the Anzac spi- rit alive and thank those who served in the defence forces past and present for the sacrifice they have made so people can enjoy their freedom and lifestyle.
‘‘By acknowledging and focussing on the characteristics of the ANZAC spirit, comradeship, unselfishness, courage, and tenacity, we can all make Australia an even better place,’’ she said in her speech.
The Central Hotel was packed after the services with locals and service men and women, who enjoyed a sausage sizzle, a few drinks and the traditional game of two-up.