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File photo. THIRTY five people attended the Anzac Day dawn service in front of the Memorial Hall last Friday.
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John Killick welcomed visiting Vietnam veterans John Lynch (JJ) from Wodonga, who served with the 7 RAR second tour, 1967-68, Ron MacLeod from Young, who served with the 7 RAR second tour, 1970-71, and also our local, Barry O’Leary, 7 RAR second tour 1970-71.

This year marks the 99th anniversary of when our first troops landed in Gallipoli, but this day goes beyond that first conflict when today we honour and show respect to all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peace keeping operations.

War is an ugly thing, but we’ve seen over the years it brings out the values we seek such as courage, initiative and mateship. Lest we forget.

Rheannen Killick laid a wreath on behalf of the Progress Association and Michael Killick a wreath in memory of his great grandfather, A.B. Killick, who served in the First World War.

John Lynch (JJ) recited the poem, “My Anzac On The Wall” off by heart, which was a marvellous feat and a great tribute to the ceremony.

During the Rouse Dylan Killick from the Boorowa Army Cadets raised the Australian flag to full mast before the national anthem was sung.

After the service breakfast of sausages and eggs cooked, ably by Joeann Killick, was enjoyed by all.

Special thanks to Glenda Burgess who supplied the rosemary sprigs and with the help of Mary Clark for decorating the tables and John Killick Jnr for supplying the fire drums. Barry O’Leary had a display of mementos from all wars up on the supper room walls.

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Joan Killick celebrated a special birthday over the Easter weekend with 40 family members and friends. Four of her sisters travelled from Melbourne, one from Sydney and a brother from Brisbane for the occasion.

As the night air became a little chilly, fire drums were rigged up outside the double garage for the benefit of the interstate travellers.

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A few people took the opportunity to travel to the Binalong Hotel to join in the Anzac Day festivities with a couple being very skilled (or lucky) with the two up.

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Cheerio to Margaret Killick who is recovering from a stroke in the Canberra hospital. Melanie Clark is home after having surgery prior to Easter and hopefully Norm Conney is recovering after sustaining a nasty injury to his wrist after slipping from scaffolding before Easter.

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