PHOTO GALLERY: Towns pause for Anzac Day services

1pm: Attendees march and gather in Kingaroy and Kumbia

12.30: Band leads the parade in Wondai

THE Wondai band lead diggers and Long Tan veterans during the Wondai Anzac Day march.

11.20: Marching band joins the Kingaroy parade

FOR the first time ever, the Kingaroy State High School band took to the street alongside veterans in the Anzac Day parade.

10.45: Guest speaker reflects on family ties

SPECIAL guest speaker Alice Greenup reflected on her family connections to World War I during Kumbia's Anzac Day ceremony.

Alice Greenup, special guest speaker, in Kumbia for Anzac Day 2018.
Alice Greenup, special guest speaker, in Kumbia for Anzac Day 2018. Jessica Mcgrath

Mrs Greenup spoke of her relative, Private Victor Greenup from Kumbia, who was in the 49th Battalion.

She spoke of others from the district who also served, such as Jacob Truss, also from Kumbia, who was killed by German soldiers in World War I.

Mrs Greenup's father also fought and she has a brother currently serving.

"Here we are, each decade more wars are fought and each called the war to end all wars," she said.

"Let us remember, lest we forget."

9.30: Generations unite in Kumbia

THE Kumbia parade was attended by Kumbia Kindergarten, Kumbia State School, Saint Mary's students and members of the Neighbourhood Watch, all marching alongside veterans and the marching band.

Generations came together for the Anzac Day parade in Kumbia.
Generations came together for the Anzac Day parade in Kumbia. Jessica Mcgrath

9.20am: Piper joins Murgon parade

FOR the first time in a long time, the Murgon Anzac Day parade will feature a bag pipe player.

Wayne Darr from Kingaroy has been playing for the better part of 40 years, having picked up the ancient Scottish instrument when he was 15 years old.

Bag pipe player Wayne Darr in Murgon, ready for the Anzac Day parade.
Bag pipe player Wayne Darr in Murgon, ready for the Anzac Day parade. Michael Nolan

He said marching and performing was not easy.

"As long as you keep it simple, it's easy," he said.

The Murgon parade steps off at 9.45am.

8am: Twins commemorate together at Taabinga

ALLY and Jasmin Kemp took part in their first Anzac Day ceremony as cadets this morning at the Taabinga Cemetery.

The twins were two of many cadets from Wondai who took part.

Ally and Jasmin Kemp at Taabinga Cemetary for ANzac Day 2018.
Ally and Jasmin Kemp at Taabinga Cemetary for ANzac Day 2018. Claudia Williams

"It feels really good to be a part of it because I am able to respect them," Ally said. 

"I went to the dawn service and I will also be in the march." 

The cadets will take part in in the march from the Kingaroy RSL Club Rooms today alongside schools and community groups.

The march will assemble at 10.30am before making its way to Memorial Park at 11am. 

There will be a citizens' observance in Memorial Park at 11.10am. 

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