The march of history


ANZAC Day in Mornington can be solemn for those that served and those who remember, but it can also be a time of wonderment for the young.

For the very young, memories will most probably revolve around holding a parent’s hand and being swept along in a crowd.

The pomp and ceremony will no doubt impress, as will the speeches and laying of wreaths.

The real meaning and lessons of Anzac will come later, lest they forget.

Pictures: by Yanni

History lesson at dawn

ANZAC Days have become a family event, with the younger members finding out about their country’s history through the experience.

Wonderment is in the eyes of these children at Rosebud as they are guided through the past by their parents and the pomp and ceremony of the national day of observance.

Katie Reid, Emily, Matilda, Thomas, Isabella, Lynne Van Hoydonk.

Rye remembers those who served

Barry Irving

A CROWD of more than 2500 made the dawn service at Rye RSL one of the biggest in recent years. 

The solemn service attracts ex-service personal and an increasing number of young family groups who pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice given by so many that we who are left may enjoy the freedom and peace that is our country. 

Many return at midday to march from the pier to the RSL alongside the many veterans and other community groups that are applauded on the full march by the crowds lining the road. 

Lieutenant Commander Peter Day (retired) delivered the Anzac address and wreaths were laid by several community organisations. 

Students from Rye Primary school choir sang We are Australian and Lest we Forget and the Royal Australian Naval Police formed the catafalque party. Afterwards guests enjoyed lunch and refreshments at the club.

Piper leads procession

A BAG pipe procession to the Tyabb Cenotaph to lay a wreath followed an Anzac service attended by students, staff and families from Tyabb Railway Station Primary School last week.


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