Capes region marks Anzac Day tradition
On the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Anzac Day across the Capes was marked with ceremonies in Busselton and Dunsborough.
The day began with a dawn service at the Busselton War Memorial, where students from local schools shared stories of soldiers from Busselton in World War I.
After the service, a gunfire breakfast was held. Members of WA Police, SES, Surf Life Saving, and cadets later marched down Queen Street ahead of a ceremony at 9am, when wreaths were laid by members of the community.
Busselton Choral Society and Brass Band also performed.
Busselton RSL sub-branch treasurer Rick Winch said he believed the crowds at the Busselton dawn service were the biggest yet, estimating 2500-3000 people attended.
“A lot of people have been commenting that this was the biggest service we have ever had in Busselton,” he said.
The RSL also invited younger veterans to lead the march to recognise the service of men and women in more recent conflicts.
In Dunsborough, a commemorative service was held later that morning.
The event started with a march down Dunn Bay Road to the foreshore, with veterans and members of police, emergency services, Red Cross and CWA taking part.
The service followed the march.
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