Paying tribute to ANZAC soldiers in Warmun community

26 April 2022
Warmun Remote Pool Manager Steve Waterman was honoured to spend the morning of ANZAC Day this year together with two former soldiers, paying respect to diggers from days past.

Warmun Cemetery resting place of Jimbo JohnsonSteve and his wife Aisyah attended the Warmun Cemetery in the company of two brothers, Owen and Peter Thomas, who both served in the North-West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). Steve has previously joined with Owen and Peter to remember those who have fought for our nation, including a special Remembrance Day service at the Warmun School last year.

During their ANZAC Day visit to the community’s cemetery, the group were joined by another member via video call. Gabriel, the brothers’ Corporal during their time in service, was able to pay his respects alongside his former comrades thanks to the wonders of modern technology!

Steve Waterman holding the book Dreaming Soldiers with two Warmun children“We visited the resting place of former soldiers from NORFORCE,” said Steve. “At each site we played the Last Post, recited the Ode and observed a minute’s silence. It was a very touching morning, and it was an honour to be amongst these Veterans who have served our country.” 

After the morning’s activities, Steve and Aisyah hosted a community event at the Warmun Pool, getting everyone together to remember our ANZACs. “We had a sausage sizzle and I read a story called Dreaming Soldiers about two best friends going off to war,” said Steve. “The kids had a great time and it was a great day at the pool.”