The laying of wreaths in Bell.
The laying of wreaths in Bell. Meg Gannon

Western Downs unites to remember and reflect

THE Western Downs collectively stopped to remember the past and present servicemen and women who have fought for their country as Anzac Day commemorations began first thing yesterday morning.

Each town began the day in distinct ways.

Dalby, Bell and Jandowae began the day with dawn services, welcoming in the special day with ceremonies remembering the fallen soldiers.

Kaimkillenbun and the Bunya Mountains opened their doors a little later in the day for breakfasts and ceremonies which included the local schools and the laying of wreaths around commemorative figures and local cenotaphs.

What all areas had in common was the feeling of pride and sombreness at the enormous sacrifice being recognised on what is an important day in Australian history.


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