Cadets Honour The Fallen
Large crowds turned out in Nanango this year for the Dawn Service and Commemoration Service
April 25, 2013
[Photographs by clivelowephotography.com.au]
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.
Crowds assembled in the pre-dawn light for this year's morning service at the Nanango Cenotaph
Montana Preston warming up before the Dawn Service got underway
Cadets from the 123 Australian Cadet Unit played an important role at both services
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
SBRC Cr Barry Green lays the council wreath at the Dawn Service
The Catafalque Party keeps watch over the Nanango Memorial
Nanango scouts Dan Perry, Maegan Mathews and Catherine Wells wait to present their wreath
The Nanango State School choir sang the New Zealand and Australian national anthems at the Commemoration Service
123ACU flag bearers Amos Hicks, Bradley Atkinson, Tyson Green and Cpl Julie Aherns
Large crowds packed the streets around Nanango's Memorial
Bill Hoare, from Nanango, with his son, sapper Terrence Hoare, from the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment (2CER) Enoggera
Nanango State School students line up for the Anzac Day march along Drayton Street
Ready to cheer the Anzac Day marchers on: Rhianann Reed, Jayden and Montrehl Tewes-Smallwood and Dantie Reed
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