Benalla Ensign

Lest we forget

Rose City marks Anzac Day 2022

- By Simon Ruppert

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.

 ?? Photo: Simon Ruppert ?? They shall not grow old: Benalla marked Anzac Day 2022 with a dawn service followed by a march and 11am service.
Photo: Simon Ruppert They shall not grow old: Benalla marked Anzac Day 2022 with a dawn service followed by a march and 11am service.

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