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
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