Gallery: Trafalgar remembers soldiers on Anzac Day
Baw Baw News By David Lyons // 11:17, Tuesday 29 April 2014
TRAFALGAR has acknowledged Anzac Day with what might be the last march from the town’s RSL to the Princes Way cenotaph, which is due to be moved ahead of next year’s 100th anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli.
Above: Baw Baw mayor Murray Cook at the Trafalgar cenotaph. Photos and words by David “Wombat” Lyons.
Friday’s march started at the Trafalgar/Thorpdale RSL building on Contingent Street and proceeded to the cenotaph on Princes Way where a wreath laying service was held.
Wreaths were laid at the cenotaph by members of the community, including representatives of local schools, youth groups and the Baw Baw Shire.
Plans to relocate the cenotaph from its current location to the RSL were noted during the service. It is hoped the cenotaph will be in its new home near the newly constructed memorial wall in 2015 for the 100th anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli.
In his speech at the ceremony, Trafalgar Football Netball Club president Darren Brock remembered the qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations displayed.
He also noted a number of members of the club who were currently actively involved in the defence forces.
Above: members of the 1st Trafalgar Scouts participate in the march.
Above: members of the 1st Trafalgar Cub Scouts participate in the march.
Above: Trafalgar High School school captains Claire McDonald and Luke Wright at the cenotaph.
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