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Wednesday, April 25, 2007
ANZAC Dawn Service 2007
The gates at both ends
of Memorial Lane were
laden with wreaths this
morning as we celebrate
ANZAC Day 2007
Memorial Lane has been developed over the
years as a tribute to Australian Servicemen
It runs between Mary Street and parkland
to link some of Gympie's best features.
There are four large panels (with provision
for another four) with scenes depicting the
conflicts that Australia has been involved
in over the years.
These panels are 3 dimensional and have
been created with glazed pottery panels
and are a truly beautiful tribute.
soldiers of world class
has not come cheaply
as you will see if you
expand the plaque on
The dawn service at the cenotaph seemed to be fittingly shrouded in
mist this morning, giving it an eerie feeling that we could have been
about to land on the beach at Gallipoli as our brave troops did 92
As has been the case over all those years there was a good turn-out
of people gathered to pay their respects to the fallen.
Wreaths were laid by the dignitaries then the public were invited to
lay red poppies at the memorial.
As can be seen many took advantage of this chance to pay
respects to a fallen relative or friend. (you may need to
expand these photos to see the detail)
The mist still shrouded the scene as the crowd started to disperse
In fact by this time the sun was well up in the sky but still partially
obscured by the mist, its not often you can take a photo of the
sun this high in a cloudless sky here in Australia.