Town reflects

By Tania Martin
THOUSANDS lined the streets of Emerald on Sunday to pay tribute to those who never came home from the fields of Gallipoli.
Despite the rain people remembered those who lost their lives in WWI and conflicts since then at a moving Anzac Day service.
Guest speaker Sergeant Geoff Chain of the 4th Combat Services Battalion said those diggers who gave their lives showed what ordinary men and women could achieve.
He said Anzac Day was not about celebrating or glorifying war but to remember those who served the nation during conflict and crisis.
“We remember, too, those who have served on the home front to strengthen our fighting forces,” he said.
Sgt Chain said the day was more than just a national holiday but was a fundamental Australian tradition.
“Wherever Australians and New Zealanders are found today (25 April) it’s likely an Anzac Day service of some description is taking place,” he said.

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