LEIGHLAND Christian School student Sam Reeve summed up Anzac Day better than most.
“If the Anzacs didn’t do what they did, the world would not be the place it is today.
“The Anzacs were truly admirable and honourable in the sacrifice they give to this country.”
Sam was guest speaker at the Ulverstone Anzac Day service yesterday morning.
People embraced the Anzac Day spirit with veterans joining relatives in honouring those fallen, those who served and those who currently serve their country here and overseas.
“When the Anzacs landed at Gallipoli they were very undermanned, but dug in despite tough resistance from the Ottoman army, giving everything for their country,” Sam said.
Ulverstone RSL Sub-Branch president Ken Allen spoke about the contribution Australia made.
North Motton was almost packed out for its Anzac Day commemoration service.
The service also marked the unveiling of a plaque for the 2/40th Battalion.
Former 2/40th member and prisoner of war survivor 91-year-old George Lawson was there to see the plaque unveiled.
Fellow 2/40th member Fred Brett was unable to attend the service after he fell ill at the last minute.
This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.