March through town in memory of fallen
READY TO MARCH: Jason Handley, Aaron Wood, Bluey Bettles and Scotty Graham, each sporting a raft of medals, wait at the parade assembly area in Mt Beauty. IN MEMORY: Hazel Coad, 88, with her greatgranddaughter Olivia Wiffen and Kiewa Valley House’s Leanne Kilpatrick, laid a wreath in memory of her brother Harold Plum who was taken prisoner and executed by the Japanese in Ambon.
ANZAC Day in Mt Beauty started with a well-attended dawn service at Centenary Park before the 11am service took place at the Mt Beauty Cenotaph.
The main service was preceded by an Anzac parade, made up of service men and women of all ages, the Tawonga branch of the Red Cross and the Mt Beauty Cubs and Scouts.
Alpine Shire councillor Tony Keeble and Major Richard Keller from AMF Bandiana were guest speakers along with Mt Beauty Secondary College captains Ella Gould and Sophie Hodge who both spoke of their personal response to Anzac Day. VINTAGE: Veteran Richard Sharp and Dederang Primary School students Caitlyn Larkin, Ella Jones and Stephanie Walker rode in the John Stanley’s old Stoewer car. PHOTOS: Alex Craig