DEEP GRATITUDE: Grandmother Marcia Rankin, is joined by daughter Janelle Moss, and husband Trevor Moss, grandchildren Melissa Hourigan and her children Bryan, 12, and Tahlia, 10, and Brendon Moss with wife Rebecca, and his children Tzipporah, five, and Akiva, three.
DEEP GRATITUDE: Grandmother Marcia Rankin, is joined by daughter Janelle Moss, and husband Trevor Moss, grandchildren Melissa Hourigan and her children Bryan, 12, and Tahlia, 10, and Brendon Moss with wife Rebecca, and his children Tzipporah, five, and Akiva, three. Cathy Adams

Four generations of one family join Ballina's Anzac march

BALLINA'S Janelle Moss was a proud woman on Saturday, as four generations of her family marched in the Anzac Day parade down River St.

Her mother, Marcia Rankin, is the granddaughter of a Gallipoli veteran, Clyde Mitchell.

The family also marched on behalf of Mr Moss' father, Don Moss, and his grandfather, William Patch, who were also soldiers.

"My mother's here, myself and my husband, and we've got my children, Melissa Hourigan and Brendon Moss and his wife Rebecca, and their children, Bryan, Tahlia, Tzipporah and Akiva, all marching in the parade," Mrs Moss said.

"It's been so wonderful to bring the family together for an occasion like this.

"It really is very special.

"For us, this is about remembering our relatives who served in wars. If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't be here today."

River St was lined with thousands of people for the centenary march, which was led by a light horseman, as veterans followed in old army vehicles.

At Alstonville, a service was held at the Paddy Bugden VC Memorial, before a march along Main St to Elizabeth Anne Brown Park, where a service was held.

An earlier dawn service at Alstonville was attended by at least 1500 people.


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