ANZAC Day Services Held In Margaret River

ANZAC Day services were held in Margaret River on April 25th to mark the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian troops on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula during World War I. The gallantry of all servicemen who took part in this campaign and those who died in other military operations were remembered.

The news article “Margaret River marches for ANZAC Day” has full details on this story. It says, “If locals participating in the ANZAC march at 11am today had already been up early for the dawn service, their tiredness didn’t show. People and relevant groups assembled at Reuther Park before marching down the main street towards Memorial Park as enthusiastic onlookers clapped for them.” http://www.margaretrivermail.com.au/story/1457357/margaret-river-marches-for-anzac-day/?cs=1807

At Memorial Park, the Margaret River RSL sub branch hosted the Remembrance Service in the 98th year since Australian troops arrived in Gallipoli.

A young female cadet fainted during the event but she was immediately attended to by the crew of St John Ambulance.

The girl had been part of the day service, clad in the uniform of the Margaret River Senior High School Emergency Service Cadets Corps. Cadets in groups of three took turns to stand but despite this she could not handle the pressure.

Sherise Brooks from SJA said that fainting is quite common, unfortunately, as the cadets have to stand still in the heat for a long time.

“You try to be very respectful and still,” Brooks said.

The girl was okay after waking up and the rest of the cadets were immediately replaced with another group.

About ANZAC Day:

ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day is celebrated across Australia on April 25th. Many parades, ceremonies and other events are held on this day to remember those who participated or gave their lives in military operations, particularly in Gallipoli during World War I.

Church services or dawn prayers, in particular, are a vital aspect of ANZAC Day. They represent the comradeship the troops experienced as they woke up every morning to get ready for another day of action. The services are often followed by gunfire breakfast.

ANZAC Day is also a day of remembrance in New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, Niue and the Cook Islands. The day is also commemorated with special events and services in a number of countries around the world.

To find out more about ANZAC Day, go to the website

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