A public salute to those who served

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A ESTIMATED crowd of between 5000 to 6000 people attended Wangaratta’s main Anzac Day service yesterday. Among them was NSAA North East Victoria sub-branch past president John Emslie, who laid one of many wreaths at the cenotaph. PHOTO: Mel Guy

WANGARATTA’S main Anzac Day ceremony brought up to 6000 people to a solemn silence, allowing a minute to reflect on the brave sacrifices the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) made during the Battle of Gallipoli which unfolded 104 years ago.

Local school groups, Scouts, veterans and community members entered formation outside the Wangaratta RSL along Templeton Street before marching down Ovens Street and arriving at Memorial Park for the ceremony at 11am.

Wangaratta West Primary School captains Riley McIlroy, Dane Fountain and Charlie Timms were reminded of how important it is to gather side-by-side with their classmates and the wider community to show their respect for those who went to war for our country.

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