COMMEMORATION: Widgee State School captains Holly Grattidge and Jessica Robinson recite a poem during Tuesdays Anzac ceremony.
COMMEMORATION: Widgee State School captains Holly Grattidge and Jessica Robinson recite a poem during Tuesdays Anzac ceremony.

Widgee turns out to honour its Anzacs

WIDGEE once again experienced a tremendous turnout for Anzac Day.

The Dawn Service was lead by Trooper Reddan of Enoggera Barracks who was an army cadet in 2009 and a member of the catafalque party for the very first Anzac services held at Widgee.

The morning was more poignant with the addition of a Scottish piper who played before and after the services while also during the parade.

Local veterans took pride of place behind the catafalque party and Widgee State School was well represented with students and teachers also swelling the numbers.

Widgee & Districts Pony Club members were resplendent on their mounts, colourful in their uniforms, bringing up the rear.

It was a well-organised and moving event, made more so by the attendance of local veterans and community members including their patron Ian Petersen, Gympie Regional Councillor Hilary Smerdon and Major Brian Smith of the Salvation Army.

Another Anzac Day has passed; members of the Widgee community attended with dignity, paying homage to those who served and are still serving as well as those who paid the ultimate price. Lest we forget.

Gympie Times


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