ANZAC Day observed with reverence across the Nambucca Valley

President of the Nambucca Heads RSL sub-Branch, Mr Dennis Lane welcomes the large crowd to the Nambucca Heads ANZAC Day Service. Photo: supplied.

ANZAC Day was observed with the appropriate reverence across the Nambucca Valley last week as communities gathered in various locations to remember the sacrifices of servicemen and women, and their families.

In Nambucca Heads, Bowraville, Stuarts Point, Macksville and Scotts Head, very well-attended commemoration events were held, drawing crowds of locals and visitors alike.

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At Nambucca Heads the ANZAC Day address was delivered by renowned local author Carrolline Rhodes.

Her personal and deeply touching address began with her grandfather serving in France during the Great War and concluded with her own grandson now serving as an Infantryman in the Australian Army.

Her ability to paint a picture in the minds of those listening with her words was very much appreciated by all in attendance.

At the Taylors Arms ANZAC Day Service, Lieutenant Colonel Warren Jolly MBE (Retired) was the guest of honour and he spoke to the large gathering about the freedoms we enjoy today, the price paid for them and the vigilance required to maintain them.

The Member for Oxley, Mr Michael Kemp, attended the Macksville ANZAC Day Service and passed on the appreciation of the community to Mr Marcus Ulrick, who personally invested considerable time and effort in ensuring that the Macksville Cenotaph was in perfect condition before ANZAC Day.

At Scotts Head attendance numbers continue to grow for their moving ANZAC Service overlooking Little Beach and at Bowraville locals lined the streets for the march in a town steeped in ANZAC tradition.

At each location across the Nambucca Valley the haunting strains of the Last Post echoed through the air, evoking a profound sense of remembrance and gratitude for those who have served and continue to serve their country.

Lest We Forget.


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