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Anzac Day tradition marches on

THE Hamilton RSL Sub-Branch is excited to welcome back the town’s Anzac Day March this year, after COVID-19 stopped it from going ahead last year.

Hamilton RSL Sub-Branch president, Paul Shewell said he was “stoked” to have the march back and expected a big turnout.

“Last year was unique in its own right and it was encouraging to see how many people were in their driveways,” he said.

“It will be good for the town to return to a somewhat normal event and a lot of veterans will be very happy about it.”

Anzac Day is an opportunity to reflect on the commitment and sacrifice of those who served during the First World War and other conflicts.

The official service will begin at 6.30am as people congregate around the Melville Oval Cenotaph for the Dawn Service, this will be followed by the official march at 10am.

The commemorative service will be held at 11am at Melville Oval Cenotaph.

“We are still planning to have the lunch at the RSL, which we are hoping the members of the Rotary Club will assist with,” Mr Shewell said.

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