Rockingham remembers the Anzacs

Aiden BoyhamSound Telegraph

Thousands of people gathered in Rockingham for Anzac Day today, paying their respects to those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

More than 20,000 people congregated on the Village Green near the Cenotaph in Rockingham for a dawn service, while there was also a strong turnout at the Port Kennedy dawn service at Memorial Park.

Gunfire breakfasts followed across Rockingham and local RSLs, before a street march and parade began in Rockingham at 10.30am in front of Churchill Park.

Hundreds of Australian Defence Force members, veterans and other community groups took part in the march that finished back on the Village Green, where a service was held in front of the Cenotaph.

During the service the legacy of the Anzacs was remembered, with dignitaries and members of the public getting the opportunity to lay a wreath during the service.

An impeccable service was capped off by a fly over from two Hawk 127 fighters.

South Metropolitan MLC Aaron Stonehouse and City of Rockingham mayor Barry Sammels lay a wreath.
Camera IconSouth Metropolitan MLC Aaron Stonehouse and City of Rockingham mayor Barry Sammels lay a wreath. Credit: Aiden Boyham
Service personnel pay their respects to the Anzacs during Wednesday morning’s service.
Camera IconService personnel pay their respects to the Anzacs during Wednesday morning’s service. Credit: Aiden Boyham
The Australian flag flies high over the Village Green in Rockingham.
Camera IconThe Australian flag flies high over the Village Green in Rockingham. Credit: Aiden Boyham
Members of the Military Brotherhood Military Motor Cycle Club took part in the ANZAC Parade on Wednesday.
Camera IconMembers of the Military Brotherhood Military Motor Cycle Club took part in the ANZAC Parade on Wednesday. Credit: Aiden Boyham

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