Huge An­zac Day crowds

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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