A Centenary of Service

PROUD HISTORY: Anzac Flame torchbearer Craftsman Steven Burton (left) with associated former service personnel and RSL members.

VIOLET Town was full to the brim on Sunday as people turned out in droves to commemorate the Centenary of Service and the rededication of the 1917 Avenue of Remembrance.

Guests of honor included Vice President RSL (Victoria) Major (Retired) George Logan, Sharman Stone (MHR, Murray), Stephanie Ryan (MLA, Euroa) and Strathbogie Shire mayor Debra Swan.

It was an event Violet Town RSL sub-branch secretary-treasurer Rand Alexander said was three years in the making and commenced with a parade down the main street of the town.

Members of the Creswick RSL Light Horse Troop led the parade, followed by piper Greg Roberts (Strathbogie) who in turn led the 420 Squadron Air Force Cadets.

Craftsman Steven Burton of Benalla carried the Anzac Centenary Flame with former service personnel and associated RSL members marching behind him.

Following the parade there was a parade inspection by Major Logan who inspected the troops with Mayor Swan, Chrissi Hobbs (420 Squadron Air Force Cadets) and Violet Town RSL sub-branch president Ross Walker.

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