Vietnam veteran Garry Johnston attended yesterday?s Remembrance Day service at Anzac Park.
Vietnam veteran Garry Johnston attended yesterday?s Remembrance Day service at Anzac Park.

Veterans remember lost mates



AS THE Last Post rang out across Anzac Park at 11am yesterday, a united shiver ran down the spines of the crowd ? while small children fidgeted in the heat, veterans hung their heads remembering lost mates.

World War II veteran Col Connors said Remembrance Day was his "religious day'' on the calandar.

"It's a very special day for me, when I bag up all my lost mates in my mind to think about them,'' Mr Connors said.

Having fought in Papua New Guinea and Japan, Mr Connors said it was important that school children learnt about Australia's history and recognised the significance of days like Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.

"It's great to see so many school children here, it really brings a lift to the ceremony,'' he said.

Vietnam Veteran Garry Johnston said, even though he was in Gladstone on holidays, he "wouldn't miss'' a Remembrance Day parade.



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