Rodger Butler OAM, Warrant Officer Naval Police Coxswain Alan Ward and Fr Paul McCabe all spoke during the service at Moree Memorial Hall following the Anzac Day march.ANZAC Day began in Moree yesterday with a dawn service at the Moree and District Services Club.
It is estimated more than 400 people gathered, for what Member for ParkesMark Coulton described as a “dignified service”.
The second service of the day was the Wales Memorial Service. The Max Wales Memorial Park was named after Moree’s son who lost his life at the Battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam War, 50 years ago this year.
The third and final march and service for the day was held at the Moree Memorial Hall where 1500 school students and community members congregated to pay their respects.
The crowd were then addressed by RSL Padre, Father Paul McCabe, visitor Alan Ward, and Warrant Officer Navel Police Coxswain.
Small wooden crosses with the names of fallen soldiers which had been built by the members of the Moree Men’s Shed were presented.
“Today’s services went exceptionally well, the whole day was well organised,” Michael Hankey, secretary of the Moree RSL sub-branch, said.
“The main service, it was incredible how many people were up the main street.”
To see a gallery of the dawn service and more information about Anzac Day in Moree and the district, click here.
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