Crowd pays its respects

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The Anzac spirit is well and truly alive in Broome.

Around 4000 people attended the Anzac Day dawn service at Bedford Park last Tuesday to pay their respects to those who have fought for their country.

The traditional march from Weld Street began the service, with Returned and Services League veterans, WA Police, Broome emergency services and other service groups, led by Broome RSL sub-branch treasurer Colin Robins.

Broome RSL president Stuart Simpson said the turnout showed the community stood behind Australia’s defence.

“The diverse nature of our crowd reflects the multicultural nature of Broome’s past and present,” he said.

Mr Simpson believes the amount of young people in attendance is important for future services in Broome.

“The community, in particular our younger-aged school members, are seeing first-hand what it (Anzac Day) is all about,” he said.

Police join the march at the Broome Anzac Day dawn service.
Camera IconPolice join the march at the Broome Anzac Day dawn service. Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Wreaths were laid on the memorial.
Camera IconWreaths were laid on the memorial. Credit: Jakeb Waddell
A quiet moment at the service.
Camera IconA quiet moment at the service. Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Hundreds attended the Anzac Day dawn service.
Camera IconHundreds attended the Anzac Day dawn service. Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Hundreds attended the breakfast at Broome RSL after the dawn service.
Camera IconHundreds attended the breakfast at Broome RSL after the dawn service. Credit: Jakeb Waddell
The Last Post is played.
Camera IconThe Last Post is played. Credit: Jakeb Waddell
Wreaths were laid on the memorial at the ANZAC Day ceremony in Broome
Camera IconWreaths were laid on the memorial at the ANZAC Day ceremony in Broome Credit: Jakeb Waddell
The Australian flag is raised during the ANZAC Day dawn service in Broome
Camera IconThe Australian flag is raised during the ANZAC Day dawn service in Broome Credit: Jakeb Waddell

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