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The Maclean and District Pipe Band lead the ANZAC Day march to the Maclean cenotaph in 2019. Images: Lynne Mowbray

Good crowds attend ANZAC Day services

Lynne Mowbray |

ANZAC Day services around the valley were well supported by the community this year.

Maclean RSL Sub-Branch President Stephen Walton said that crowd numbers at this year’s ANZAC Day services in Maclean, were very good.

“There would have been around 300 to 400 at the dawn service and over 500 at the main service at 11am,” Mr Walton said.

“The crowds that lined the street were very supportive of the veterans who marched.

“The luncheon which was held at the Maclean Services Club was well attended with special guests, Member for Page Kevin Hogan and Clarence Valley Council mayor Jim Simmons and his wife Lexi.

“It’s a great opportunity for comrades, veterans and family and friends to spend time together.

“The most inspiring thing about the day was seeing the number of kids and young people attending; knowing that the next generation know about the sacrifice that was made to ensure peace and freedom in our country,” he said.

The catafalque party marches to the Lawrence Cenotaph for the start of the ANZAC Day dawn service on Thursday. Images: Lynne Mowbray