Young and old stand together

May 04, 2017

Commemoration: Cobram and District Specialist School student Jazmin Clarke.

Honouring: Cobram Barooga RSL's Len Soule lays a wreath.

Remembrance: Ottrey Lodge resident Joan West lays a wreath with lifestyle co-ordinator Eily Nunn.

Laying a wreath: Cobram Anglican Grammar School students Christian Chabbou, Gabriella Chabbou, Regan Rouse, Maleah Harding and Angelina Demaio.

Poem: Cobram Primary School students Isaac Crawford and Angelina Watt-Fotia reading Grandpa Marched Today.

Anzac tradition: Cobram Secondary School's Kathryn Squires and St Joseph's Primary School's Ethan Luke read the Anzac Requiem.

In memory: John Cheep places a poppy in the bowl.

Remembering their sacrifice: Betty Jordan places a poppy in remembrance.

Young and old gathered solemnly in the sunshine on Thursday to remember the sacrifice and service of Australian soldiers during conflicts across the years.

The service at Ottrey Lodge also commemorated the 102nd anniversary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, and paid tribute to the hundreds of thousands of people who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

People laid wreaths and placed poppies in the bowl in remembrance at the end of the ceremony.

Local schoolchildren led the attendees in a rendition of Can You Hear Australia’s Heroes Marching, as well as the national anthem.

Len Soule also performed the opening prayer and The Lord’s Prayer.

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