Monday, April 25, 2011

ANZAC Day at Bomana War Cemetery

More than 1,000 people - one of the biggest-ever crowds seen in recent years, packed Bomana War Cemetery in  Port Moresby today for an emotional and moving ANZAC Day Dawn Service.

Papua New Guinea Defence Force soldiers at the Dawn Service
There were prayers, Bible radings, poem reading, ANZAC Day addres by the New Zealand High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, wreath-laying, Ode, Last Post, Two Minutes Silence, Lament, and the National Anthems of Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand.

Australian school students among those present at Bomana today
Port Moresby Returned Services League Port Moresby sub-branch president, Mick Pye, estimated a crowd of 11,000 people, many of them trekkers of the Kokoda Trail.

Rest In Peace
"The occasion was very good," he said.

Magical sunrise over Bomana
"It's a fantastic event that happens once a year and brings the bonds between Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea even closer."
Picture-perfect settings at Bomana War Cemetery

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