Lo­cal con­nec­tion for Lt Col God­den

Southern Riverina news - - ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATIONS 2012 -

Cold winds did not de­ter the large crowd join­ing the re­turned ser­vice­men and women pay­ing trib­ute to their lost mates on An­zac Day.

Guest Speaker was Lt Col (Rtd) Ian God­den, who was born at Tocumwal Hospi­tal and spent his early years liv­ing on the fam­ily prop­erty ‘Lan­gun­yah’ be­fore join­ing the Air Force.

He went on to have a very dis­tin­guished ca­reer.

In his ad­dress, Lt Col God­den em­pha­sised the need for Aus­tralians to keep their Aus­tralian val­ues, de­spite the in­creased mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism.

He also urged the crowd to make sure fu­ture gen­er­a­tions keep the An­zac tra­di­tions alive.

Tocumwal

Public School and Sa­cred Heart pupils sang The Last An­zac and Lest We For­get, and Fin­ley High School pupils read the pray­ers.

The com­mem­o­ra­tion ad­dress was pre­sented by Rev Ken Walker from Tocumwal Angli­can Church.

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