An­zac Day wrap up

Myrtleford Times - - Front Page - By TATE SPITERI

A STRONG crowd up­ward of 200 peo­ple gath­ered in Myrtleford to pay re­spect to An­zac heroes last Wed­nes­day.

The war vet­er­ans were hon­oured in an emo­tional march that brought with it a rous­ing ap­plause be­fore the for­mal cer­e­mony.

RSL Club Pres­i­dent Kevin Pitts was again the events Master of Cer­e­monies and he paid homage to the many that helped the town again fit­tingly hon­our the coun­tries ser­vice­man and women.

Mr Pitts par­tic­u­larly thanked the Alpine Shire for the out­stand­ing work they con­tin­ued to do on main­tain­ing the gar­dens around the Ceno­taph.

Guest speaker, Cap­tain Guy Wil­liams, from the Royal Aus­tralian Army nurs­ing corps spoke of past bat­tles and how Aus­tralia, a na­tion of just 14 years fought valiantly to se­cure vi­tal ter­ri­to­ries in World War One.

Over 2000 sol­diers were lost in the ini­tial bat­tles that helped shape this coun­try into what it is to­day.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Myrtleford P-12 and Mar­ian Col­lege’s spoke while a Kitty Hawk P42 flew past that was gen­er­ously ar­ranged by Whorouly’s Doug Hamilton from Trak­ton En­gi­neer­ing.

Var­i­ous lo­cal groups and clubs marked their re­spect through lay­ing a reef on the town me­mo­rial while cur­rent sol­diers marched in sol­i­dar­ity.

A strong crowd then em­bussed over to the Myrtleford RSL Club where fur­ther brief ser­vices took place and a game of Two-Up en­ter­tained crowds along with a few bev­er­ages.

1 HEART­FELT: It was an emo­tional time for many march­ing down the main street of Myrtleford in hon­our of past sol­diers. 2 FLY BY: A Kitty Hawk P42 did a fly over dur­ing the An­zac Day ser­vice. PHOTO: JeanPierre Ronco 3 RE­MEM­BER­ING THE FALLEN: A big...

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