Lest we forget
Rose City marks Anzac Day 2022
Benalla and district commemorated Anzac Day in style on Monday.
The dawn service at the cenotaph was well attended by young and old alike with many families having three or four generations taking part.
At its conclusion much of the community took part in the Rose City tradition of planting poppy-clad crosses in the memorial precinct.
A few hours later the community lined Bridge St to watch the Anzac Day March, which concluded at the cenotaph in time for the morning service.
It was emceed by Benalla RSL’s Brett Taylor Parkin, and featured traditional Anzac poems read by local students.
Benalla Salvation Army Corps
Officer Lieutenant Ben Anderson led prayers at both services, and the Rose City band was on hand to provide music.
Anzacs from both sides of the Tasman sea were honoured with a rendition of the New Zealand, and Australian national anthems by RSL member Delano Dube.
Anzac Day services were also held in Thoona and Violet town. Over in Devenish a service was held under its silos on Saturday, April 23.