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TUROSS HEAD ANZAC DAY DAWN SERVICE - 2013

Anzac Day services commenced with a dawn service at the Tuross Head Memorial Gardens where retired Commodore Geoff Rose R.A.N. welcomed personnel from the ADFA Canberra under Petty Officer Phillip Lawrence.

Members of the Eurobodalla Light Horse Re-enactment Group added colour to the magnificent setting in the memorial gardens under towering Norfolk Island pines at a site which overlooks the ocean.

As dawn broke the moving service commenced before a very large audience. The Tuross Head Country Club singers helped by a chorus of kookaburras, brought tears to many eyes with their singing of the song “I am Australian”.

A well organized ceremony involving ADFA staff, local retired Army, Navy and Air Force members and presentations by local primary and high school students highlighted a total community involvement.

Listening to the sounds of the Last Post and Reveille played by bugler Gary Robertson and taking in the words of prayer from parish priest Father Emil , while standing on the shores edge facing into the rising sun, it was very easy for us to visualize the landing on a foreign shore of the Anzacs at Gallipoli.

Today was our day to thank to all those who wore the Australian and New Zealand uniform and served our nation both then and now.

With a rendition of The National Anthem to complete the dawn service everyone felt a very close affinity to the young, brave men who almost 100 years ago established the spirit of Anzac in all our minds.

Later in the morning past and present members of the armed forces and family representatives assembled and marched to the beat of the Moruya Primary School Band from Birdwood Circle to the Tuross Country Club for a commemorative service and wreath laying.

Paul Pereira

 


Thanks to Emma Hitchins, John Ramsay, Mar Jackson, Kim Giddings, Laura Day and Alex Knight for providing their images below to this collection of "Anzac Day 2013 in Tuross" for all the community to enjoy

Thanks also to the Bay Post for taking a wonderful gallery of photos that are now also backed up in our own photo archives below

To see the ANZAC Day 2013 photo archives
in slide show go to
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ANZAC DAWN TUROSS HEAD 2013
Tuross Choir singing We are Australian
Video - Emma Hitchins

 

ANZAC DAWN TUROSS HEAD 2013
Flanders Feilds
Video - Emma Hitchins

 

ANZAC DAWN TUROSS HEAD 2013
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Video - Emma Hitchins