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Byron Shire
December 1, 2022

Remembering the ANZACs in Lismore

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Air Commodore Ken Robinson, Janelle Saffin MP, Phillip Consalvo, Wilson McClelland and Emilee Doherty at the Lismore morning service. Photo Tree Faerie.

Hundreds lined the streets for the ANZAC Day march in Lismore yesterday, before a moving ceremony at the cenotaph outside the Memorial Baths.

With music provided by the Lismore City Concert Band, there were representatives from many of the schools in the district, including Summerland Christian College, Blue Hills College, St John’s College Woodlawn, Trinity Catholic College, Kadina Campus, Lismore High School and Richmond River High.

Peyton from Lismore South Public School. Photo Tree Faerie.

Primary schools were also well represented during the morning

The guest speaker was Air Commodore Ken Robinson, now a Director of General Workforce Planning, Ken who grew up in Lismore and went to Richmond River High. He spoke about the need for the current generation to keep the memory of recent veterans alive, just as his generation did for those of earlier wars.

The Last Post duties went to young bugler Jared Robinson, while Alison George sang the New Zealand national anthem with Advance Australia Fair performed by Richmond River High student Ninya Pflueger.

Wreaths were laid by a number of community groups and family members of those who served and the new member for Lismore Janelle Saffin was amongst those paying their respects.

An RAAF Hornet flew low over Lismore at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Lismore RSL president Cecil Harris.

Photos Tree Faerie

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