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Fallen remembered in moving ceremonies

Coffs Harbour Rememberance Day. November 11, 2014 Photo: Leigh Jensen / The Coffs Coast Advocate
Coffs Harbour Rememberance Day. November 11, 2014 Photo: Leigh Jensen / The Coffs Coast Advocate Leigh Jensen

AS the Centenary of Anzac quickly approaches, the sacrifice of those who lost their lives serving in battle was felt more keenly than usual at today's Remembrance Day services around the Coffs Coast.

More than 300 people observed a minute's silence during the ceremony at C.ex Coffs to remember the more than 102,000 veterans who haven't returned from serving either in war or peace keeping operations.

A solemn mood fell around the catafalque as dignitaries such as Cowper MP Luke Hartsuyker and Coffs Harbour City Council Mayor Denise Knight and school children laid wreaths as a mark of respect for Australian soldiers who gave their lives to protect this nation's way of life.

Mr Hartsuyker commented via his Twitter account: "I was pleased to see a large contingent of ex-service personnel, students and the public all coming together to pray, sing hymns and lay wreaths."

Topics:  anzac, c.ex coffs, coffs harbour, luke hartsuyker, remembrance day



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