Bravery and sacrifice remembered

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The students danced inside a circle of candles and crosses which showed the names of Broome soldiers who fought in WWI.
Camera IconThe students danced inside a circle of candles and crosses which showed the names of Broome soldiers who fought in WWI. Credit: Jakeb Waddell

Broome was among the plethora of towns and cities across the world that stopped in honour of Remembrance Day over the weekend, but this year had a very special touch to it.

The community gathered at Bedford Park on Sunday for the traditional ceremony, bolstered by it being 100 years since the end of World War I.

The momentous event saw the town stop for a minute silence and Last Post, lay wreaths to pay respect to fallen soldiers, hear a touching poem by Yawuru elder Dianne Appleby and local history by MC Graeme Campbell.

But it was a captivating performance by St Mary’s College Broome that made the service unique, with students presenting a dance symbolising the pain of war inside a circle of candles and crosses displaying the names of Broome soldiers who fought in WWI.

Pick up yesterday’s Broome Advertiser for a full page of images.

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