Barry Fletcher and Ben Pettman deservedly received the individual honours, which will be presented at the formal ceremony on Australia Day, but the Victor Harbor RSL has also received the recognition it deserves.
The invaluable service has been named Community Event of the Year for 2017 by the City of Victor Harbor.
The Anzac Day Dawn Service attracts people from far away, due to its professionalism and reputation as one of the most significant, beautifully located and well attended commemorative events in the country.
Volunteers from the Victor Harbor RSL Sub Branch spend countless hours each year planning and delivering the Dawn Service to provide an opportunity for locals and visitors to pause, remember and reflect on this extremely important component of the country’s heritage, as well as acknowledging those who currently serve in the armed forces.
To hear the breaking of the waves as the Last Post is sounded is a moving moment each year on Soldiers Memorial Gardens.
More information about this event will be available at www.victor.sa.gov.au/australiaday