Raglan honoured those who fought for their country at yesterday’s Anzac Day service.
There was a large turnout for the ceremony, which featured a parade through the town and memorial service at the Cenotaph.
As in previous years the parade was led by two mounted horses, representing the mode of transport in New Zealand’s early war effort, and a donkey, in memory of A.J. Simpson, a private who carried wounded soldiers by donkey at the battlefront in Gallipoli in 1915. The parade also featured a Scottish pipe band, members of the 161 Battery, the navy, veterans, local police, children from the local schools and volunteers from St John’s Ambulance, Raglan Surf Lifesaving Club, the Fire Service and Coastguard.