Town pauses to pay tribute

Robert DoughertyBroome Advertiser
Wreath laying at the Anzac service at Bedford Park in Broome this morning. Photo: Robert Dougherty
Camera IconWreath laying at the Anzac service at Bedford Park in Broome this morning. Photo: Robert Dougherty Credit: Robert Dougherty

The Broome community gathered at Bedford Park today, joining Australians nationally for the commemoration of Anzac Day .

The Anzac service at Bedford Park in Broome this morning. Photo: Robert Dougherty
Camera IconThe Anzac service at Bedford Park in Broome this morning. Photo: Robert Dougherty Credit: Robert Dougherty

The April 25 commemoration marks the anniversary of Australia’s first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at the Gallipoli peninsula in World War I.

Kimberley Squadron NORFORCE commanding officer Major Chris McGlashan and Broome RSL president Stuart Simpson at Broome’s Bedford park memorial.
Camera IconKimberley Squadron NORFORCE commanding officer Major Chris McGlashan and Broome RSL president Stuart Simpson at Broome’s Bedford park memorial. Credit: Robert Dougherty

Kimberley Squadron NORFORCE commanding officer and Anzac Day keynote speaker Major Chris McGlashan said the day was a commemoration of Australians across all military operations and an important time to reflect. “Anzac Day is more than about Gallipoli landings, it’s about Australians and New Zeal-anders coming together to remember all those that have sacrificed in the last century of war,” he said.

“Be it families, be it soldiers or those who have died in war, we all come together and collectively remember what they died for, what they gave us and what we carry forward with us into the future.”

Wreathes laid at the Anzac service in Bedford Park in Broome this morning. Photo: Robert Dougherty
Camera IconWreathes laid at the Anzac service in Bedford Park in Broome this morning. Photo: Robert Dougherty Credit: Robert Dougherty

Broome RSL president Stuart Simpson said the day was one of the most poignant on the calendar and truly symbolised the RSL and national remembrance.

Broome RSL president Stuart Simpson at the Bedford Park service this morning. Photo: Robert Dougherty
Camera IconBroome RSL president Stuart Simpson at the Bedford Park service this morning. Photo: Robert Dougherty Credit: Robert Dougherty

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