SILENCE in a crowd of 500 is virtually unheard of, yet yesterday at dawn at the Hamilton cenotaph people of all ages and from all walks of life stood still to remember those who fought for their country.
Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important national occasions as it marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
This year also marks 100 years since the First World War started.
Hamilton Returned and Services League (RSL) president, John Lowcock said people came to the dawn service as an act of remembrance.
“We need to remember, we don’t come because we believe in war, we come to remember those who have given their life in the service of this nation,” Mr Lowcock said.
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