Anzac Day wrap up
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...