Sacrifices remembered

Residents turn out in great force to listen to the stories from the men and women who have forged the Australian spirit

HUNDREDS IN ATTENDANCE: Hundreds of people attend the 10am Anzac Day service at VC Memorial Park in Euroa. Pictured is the Catafalque Party honoring the men and women who served the Australian and New Zealand forces. See pages 2, 3, 4, 5 and 13 of today’s Gazette for Anzac Day coverage across the Strathbogie Shire. PHOTO: Anthony Cini

MORE than 500 people attended Euroa’s Anzac Day dawn service last Saturday, an event that marked 100 years since the Gallipoli landing.

Not to be marred by the overnight downpour, residents of Euroa as well as visitors to the area turned out in droves, rugged up and ready to listen to Euroa RSL members and guest speakers commemorate one of the most significant events in world history.

Euroa Secondary College captain Lucy Broughton spoke eloquently and from the heart at both services, telling the story of her ancestors and her family’s experiences with war and conflict.

One of the things Lucy did mention, which was indeed poignant, was that just because Anzac Day 2015 was exactly 100 years since the Gallipoli landing, it didn’t mean that descendants of soldiers from any of the wars should not commemorate and indeed remember them any other day of the year.

At the 10am service, almost 200 people marched along Binney Street to VC Memorial Park, where they were led by the Euroa Citizens Band.

Students from Euroa Primary School and St John’s School Euroa were among those marching, as well as soldier descendants and local CFA volunteers.

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