RESPECT: Widgee State Primary School captains Devin Cooksley and Liam Clune place a wreath on Anzac Day.
RESPECT: Widgee State Primary School captains Devin Cooksley and Liam Clune place a wreath on Anzac Day. Mark Chapman

Widgee gathers to pay Anzac respects

A MISTY morning heralded a brilliant day at Widgee, where hundreds of residents and visitors gathered at the Cenotaph to pay their respects and remember the thousands of service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice; and the brave Anzacs who may have lost their war but won world respect on the shores of Gallipoli.

TRIBUTE: Gympie regional councillor Ian Petersen lays a wreath during Anzac Day commemorations in Widgee last weekend.
TRIBUTE: Gympie regional councillor Ian Petersen lays a wreath during Anzac Day commemorations in Widgee last weekend.

Both services were well attended with many a tear shed as those attending remembered and gave thanks, each in their own personal sphere.

REMINDER: Tanda Webb during the Dawn Service.
REMINDER: Tanda Webb during the Dawn Service.

The Catafalque party led the March and added poignancy to both services; wreaths were laid, speeches were said and prayers were made for departed souls and, in these troubled times, for future generations.

LEST WE FORGET: Nev O’Donnell, assisted by wife Kath, places a wreath on Anzac Day.
LEST WE FORGET: Nev O’Donnell, assisted by wife Kath, places a wreath on Anzac Day.

Lest we forget.

Gympie Times


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