AFTER two years of abandoned and reduced Anzac Day Services due to Covid, the crowds returned to honour those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice.
Several hundred turned out at New Norfolk for the dawn and 11am service, with smaller crowds at other locations in the Central Highlands and Brighton.
Peace was the theme at the New Norfolk service. The Salvation Army’s New Norfolk representative Captain Tim Size reflected on a “broken and divided world’’ and prayed for peace “so that we can all live as one family’’.
“War is still happening, we see it on our TV screens, we are living on the front line, we see it in front of our eyes as we watch the news,’’ Cpt Size said.
“There was a time when we thought it happened somewhere else. “`The world seems to have gone mad, unjust, unfair, heartbreaking.
“We can choose to fight back, or if we are brave turn the other cheek. Forgiveness.
“Violence and hatred destroy, love and forgiveness restores.’’