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ANZAC ceremonies uphold sacred tradition

Brewarrina ANZAC Day ceremonies were well supported this year with over 60 attendees. Photo contributed

The Bourke and Brewarrina communities once again displayed its commitment to the ideals of the Anzac tradition and reverence for those who served in both conflict and peacekeeping missions.

RSL President Victor Bartley led the commemorations, which began with a moving Dawn service and opened with the haunting Last Post, followed by the traditional march and the main Anzac Day commemoration service at the Cenotaph.

“It was wonderful to see people turn out for the Dawn Service, turn up for the march and then attend the Commemoration service,” Victor said.

“We were unable to hold the ceremonies last year and so this year there was so much support from local people, but also from visitors as well.

“With the relaxed COVID rules we were able to have the march and the service, but we did have restrictions on the number of school children attending.

“We also had the local SES volunteers, as well as SES volunteers from the Central Coast, Dungog, Maitland and Cessnock, the local constabulary, the firies, and a couple of ex-servicemen.

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