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Hundreds pay respects on Remembrance Day in Bay and M'boro

DIGNITARIES, veterans and residents have gathered on a warm Fraser Coast day to remember those who gave their lives for Australia's freedom.

About 400 people gathered around Hervey Bay's cenotaph at Freedom Park in Pialba on Tuesday morning for Remembrance Day and hundreds more attended the service at Maryborough's war memorial.

Second World War veteran Dennis Smith, 93, shakes hands with Mel Stephens at Maryborough's Remembrance Day service. Photo Robyne Cuerel / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Second World War veteran Dennis Smith, 93, shakes hands with Mel Stephens at Maryborough's Remembrance Day service. Photo Robyne Cuerel / Fraser Coast Chronicle Robyne Cuerel

Handmade poppies have been laid at the base of the cenotaph in Maryborough.

Handmade poppies line the base of the war memorial in Maryborough on Remembrance Day.
Handmade poppies line the base of the war memorial in Maryborough on Remembrance Day. Robyne Cuerel

School students were among those laying wreaths at the Remembrance Day services.

Wreaths are laid at Maryborough's Remembrance Day service.
Wreaths are laid at Maryborough's Remembrance Day service. Robyne Cuerel

Topics:  fraser coast, freedom park, hervey bay, remembrance day




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