Residents in Texas stopped to remember the ANZACs on monday morning at their new Cenotaph on Avon St.
The dawn service was well attended and showed the strength of the legacy of the Australian virtues of courage, mateship and endurance.
Locals were involved all the way through the service; Texas Sing Australia performed “Abide With Me”, The National Anthem and an array of songs from the War Era while students from Texas State School read poems and laid wreaths.
The commemorative address was by read by Flying Officer Robert Cochran.
Student leaders Hannah Perrin and Jaime Colley read the names of the fallen.
Councillor Joan White delivered the Ode of Remembrance and Piper Dougal Finlay play the bagpipes throughout including The Piper’s Lament which was followed by a Minutes Silence.
Current service men and women from the RAAF Base in Amberley were present for the morning as well as local school teacher and ex-service man Scott Day.
Scott is seen by many as our own local hero (especially by his students) for his service as an infantry soldier in the 6th Battalion from 1999-2003, and for his 6-month tour of East Timor in 2000 as a Private.
He stood proud in the ceremony wearing his medals alongside those of his own grandfather.
A great showing from the local Texas community and proof that the legacy of the ANZACs remains in towns like ours across the nation.