Thousands march in Tweed Heads

Geoff Aked rides in the parade.
Geoff Aked rides in the parade. John Gass

THOUSANDS of people gathered in Chris Cunningham Park this morning to pay their respects for Anzac Day.

The main service began in Goodwin Park, Coolangatta at 10am before veterans, current servicemen, families and school children began to march.

People lined Griffith St and Wharf St, some waving Australian flags to cheer on the marching veterans, others standing silently in thought.

Tweed Heads and Coolangatta RSL Sub Branch secretary John Griffin led the service at the War Memorial.

He said he was overwhelmed by the amount of people who turned out to pay their respects.

"There is more people than normal and lots of youngsters which is always good to see," Dr Griffin said.

He said 2012 was an important year marking 70 years since the bombing of Darwin and the Kokoda Trail campaign.

Richmond MP Justine Elliot said she took the day to remember those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom we enjoy and was looking forward to the ANZAC centenary in 2015.

The service was continually reminded to pay their respects and share their prayers with armed services currently serving abroad.

More than 900 school children attended in full uniform, many wearing the medals of their grandfathers.

Topics:  anzac day, coolangatta, justine elliot, rsl, tweed heads



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