Wolumla Anzac Day service 2014 | Photos

UNDER clear blue skies, Wolumla honoured the service of soldiers with a march from the town hall to the War Memorial.

The service was emceed by John Fraser of Wolumla, who has done so proudly for the past 12 years.

This year the flag bearer was Jayden Ingram of Wolumla Public School, who led the march followed by Mr Fraser.

While several former servicemen walked in the march, World War Two veteran Bernie Umback was driven in a vintage car to the War Memorial. 

Pupils of Wolumla Public School and members of the community followed in the march.

At the War Memorial, Mr Fraser spoke of 2014 being the centenary of the start of the Great War and talked about the service of soldiers from Wolumla.

He noted that eleven World War One soldiers from Wolumla are not listed on the memorial because they enlisted in other towns.

“We hope their names are memorialised elsewhere,” he said.

Pupils from Wolumla read out prayers and Chelsea Parkes, wearing her grandfather’s service medals from Vietnam, read out her own composition on the importance of Anzac Day to her and her family.

Her younger brother Dane wore their grandfather’s service medals from World War Two.

Rev. Lou Oakes from Wolumla’s Anglican Church read the ode.

Mr Fraser thanked the Merimbula RSL sub-branch for providing funds for the rejuvenation of the names etched into the War Memorial in time for Anzac Day.

He also revealed that in honour on the Gallipoli centenary next year Wolumla will be holding a special dawn service in addition to its 9am service and would hopefully turning the land behind War Memorial into a memorial park.

Mr Fraser asked anyone interested in joining the organising committee to attend a meeting on 7pm on Monday at the Wolumla Hotel. 

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