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Anzac accolades for youth

REMEMBERING: Brad and Justin Stephens with Ray Buckley from Horsham Military Re-enactment Group in First World War uniforms during Horsham’s Anzac Day dawn service. Picture: MARK RADFORD

Horsham Anzac Day event spokesman David Eltringham is confident the Anzac Spirit is ‘alive and well’ after one of the biggest turn-outs to commemorative services in Horsham years.

Mr Eltringham, already busy considering next year’s program, said he had been particularly impressed with the participation by young people in Anzac Day events.

“I think more and more of the youth in our community are having an education in the national significance of Anzac Day and its traditions,” he said.

“Back 20 and 30 years ago with the number of old men marching starting to diminish there was a thought that the tradition and spirit of Anzac would be gone. But it was not right. The spirit is there alive and well and now carried forward by the youth in our community.”

Mr Eltringham echoed sentiments across the region in saying all Anzac centenary activities went well, although he thought the public turn-out for a Camp Gallipoli event at Sawyer Park was disappointing.

“The inclement weather in the afternoon probably deterred a lot of people for Camp Gallipoli but it failed to detract from a presentation that was slick and entertaining while at the same time moving and emotional,” he said.


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Posted on Apr 29 2015

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