In a tribute to thousands of fallen Australian soldiers, more than 400 people shrugged into warm jackets and braved a chilly but clear morning in Two Wells to pay tribute to those men and women who have lost their lives due to war and to acknowledge those currently serving.
Cars lined the main street as far back as the cemetery, children were lifted onto shoulders to gain a good vantage point, residents perched on the surrounding stone wall and even a few picnic rugs were spread out as Two Wells Returned Services League president, Tony Flaherty, led proceedings.
Member for Taylor, Leesa Vlahos, read the 40 names of the Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, while former radio personality, Scott McBain read the well-known poem “The Unknown Soldier”.
A variety of people, including District Council of Mallala councillors, Karen McColl and Jan Heley, laid wreaths, with one emotional gentleman lighting a candle in honour of the fallen.
Following the service more than 400 “gunfire” breakfast meals of bacon, eggs, sausages, toast and beans, plus hot tea and coffee, were served at the Two Wells RSL hall.