OUR SAY: Anzac Day in Bundaberg is a ripper

WHEN it comes to Anzac Day the Bundaberg region knows how to put on a show.

It was my first Anzac commemoration in Bundaberg yesterday and I was blown away by the effort put in by organisers and how the community supported the day.

I started the day at the Dawn Service at Bargara.

When I was told more than 10,000 people normally attend I was a little bit sceptical.

I shouldn't have been. People turned up in droves and it's no wonder, it was a marvellous day well organised by Cr Greg Barnes and his group of helpers.

Looking back, it is probably the best Anzac Day service I have ever been to.

The big drawcard was the HMAS Yarra sitting offshore as the sun rose behind it.

Then the Mustang 769 fighter flew over head to the delight of the crowd.

But my favourite part of the day would have been the speech by the 11-year-old Bargara State School captain Connor Dwyer.

If this is what our youth take out of Anzac Day the tradition will continue for a long time to come.



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