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Cadets Honour The Fallen

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Nanango Cenotaph

Large crowds turned out in Nanango this year for the Dawn Service and Commemoration Service

April 25, 2013

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Nanango residents turned out in force to mark Anzac Day at the town’s two traditional commemoration events today: the Dawn Service and the morning parade to the Nanango War Memorial.

Cadets from Nanango’s 123 Australian Cadet Unit (“Charlie Company”) acted as flag bearers and formed the Catafalque Party at both services.

The march along Drayton Street to the Memorial featured children from local schools as well as a strong contingent of returned servicemen.

Residents lined the street to watch the marchers go by.

At the Cenotaph, wreaths were laid by local groups.

The Nanango State School Choir also sang the national anthems of New Zealand and Australia to acknowledge the Anzac tradition.

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Dawn Service

Nanango Dawn Service 2013

Crowds assembled in the pre-dawn light for this year's morning service at the Nanango Cenotaph

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Montana Preston warming up before the Dawn Service got underway

Nanango Dawn Service 2013

Cadets from the 123 Australian Cadet Unit played an important role at both services

Bernie and Joe Smith

Bernie and Joe Smith attend the Dawn Service every year; Joe turns 93 next month and served in the Middle East, Borneo and New Guinea

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SBRC Cr Barry Green lays the council wreath at the Dawn Service

Nanango Dawn Service 2013

The Catafalque Party keeps watch over the Nanango Memorial

Commemoration Service

Dann Perry, Maegan Mathews and Catherine Wells

Nanango scouts Dan Perry, Maegan Mathews and Catherine Wells wait to present their wreath

Nanango Commemorative Service 2013

The Nanango State School choir sang the New Zealand and Australian national anthems at the Commemoration Service

Nanango Commemoration Service 2013

123ACU flag bearers Amos Hicks, Bradley Atkinson, Tyson Green and Cpl Julie Aherns

Nanango Commemoration Service 2013

Large crowds packed the streets around Nanango's Memorial

Bill Hoare and Terrence Hoare

Bill Hoare, from Nanango, with his son, sapper Terrence Hoare, from the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment (2CER) Enoggera

Nanango Commemoration Service 2013

Nanango State School students line up for the Anzac Day march along Drayton Street

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Ready to cheer the Anzac Day marchers on: Rhianann Reed, Jayden and Montrehl Tewes-Smallwood and Dantie Reed

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2 Responses to Cadets Honour The Fallen

  1. Kerry and Craig Elmer

    Big tick to the Nanango community for the turnout of participants and spectators at the Anzac Day ceremonies. Similarly, the Nanango RSL Sub-Branch and Memorial Club are to be congratulated for their contributions in organising and facilitating the event. The involvement of the local schools brought the meaning of the day’s commemoration closer to home. We’ve been residents since 1989 and this was the largest we’ve been a part of in that time.

  2. Chloe

    They all grow their strength together as one.