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Friday, April 25, 2014

Anzac Day in New Norfolk

Part of the main parade in High St at 11am today.
THERE was a good turnout to both of New Norfolk's Anzac Day services today.

Parade marshal Dale Britten said about 350 people had attended the dawn service and an even bigger number was present for the 11am parade and service.

Reverend Celia Hooker from St Matthew's Anglican Church spoke at both services. Musical accompaniment was provided by the Derwent Valley Concert Band and the Derwent Valley Choir.

The catafalque party guarding the New Norfolk Cenotaph was again provided by the 12th/40th Battalion, Royal Tasmania Regiment. Australian Army Major Chris Jacoora was the guest speaker at the 11am service.

At the conclusion of the 11am service, a spontaneous round of applause broke out just as Mr Britten was preparing to dismiss the parade.

New Norfolk RSL president Stephen Ball said a special mid-morning service had once again been held at Corumbene Nursing Home for the benefit of those who could not attend the public ceremonies and this had been a particularly moving occasion.

The parade forms up in front of the New Norfolk Cenotaph.

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