WHETHER you spent Anzac Day marching, attending services, fishing or lazing on the beach - remember, you are able to do this because of the sacrifice laid down by our Anzacs.
Anzac Day services in Laurieton are being attended by an increasing crowd who gather to pay their respects to those who fought for Australia’s freedom.
At 5.30am an audience of around 300 gathered in the pre-dawn light to honour fallen heroes.
Locals lined the streets at 10.30am to watch the convoy of classic cars (from the Hastings Auto Restoreres Club) carrying former service men and women and the march of servicemen and women, Camden Haven Concert Band, school students, Red Cross and service groups.
While the number of services personnel is diminishing with time, others are taking up the mantle and marching for those now departed. The number of young people marching is also increasing. Despite their tender years, these yongsters are keeping the Anzac spirit alive and learning the story behind the Anzac legend.
This sense of spirit was highlighted in the speeches given, prayers recited and songs sung. Daniel Baldwin and Bethany Hocking, captains of Camden Haven High School, spoken knowingly about the birth of the Anzac spirit and challenged all to reflect this spirit in our every day lives.