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Anzac Day draws momentum from younger Aussies

Ex Service personnel at the Bourke Anzac Ceremony l-r Sgt Matt Gava, Pete Smith, Jeremy Lowe, Victor Bartley, William Wood, Vincent Norman, John Hurcum, Mick Rieger, Shaun Megahey and Kellie Lienesch.. Photo TWH

Anzac Day is always a day for communities across the outback, and across the nation, to pause, reflect and give thanks to defence force personnel, past and present.

But according to Bourke Mayor, Councillor Barry Hollman, it is a day that is especially supported by young people at Bourke and other bush communities.

In his Mayoral Address to the Anzac Day service, Councillor Hollman said that the strong representation of the younger generations at the service will ensure that the importance of ANZAC Day to Australia will not diminish.

“Nor will the strong appreciation and recognition of the sacrifices of so many in the pursuit of world peace,” Councillor Hollman said.

Councillor Hollman was echoing the observations of leaders across Australia who have noted the growing enthusiasm amongst the youth of Australia to remember the selfless efforts of all Australian diggers.[…]

Read more and see lots of photos in the printed edition of The Western Herald.

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