BETWEEN Alana Darnell and William Harris were the memories of at least five relatives who fought in various wars.

Alana is a Rosedale Army Cadet and proud to follow in her father's, grandfather's, great grandfather's and great-great grandfather's footsteps.

They all served as national servicemen.

She stood tall in her cadet uniform with her grandfather, William Harris, a Vietnam veteran at Saturday's Boyne Island service.

"I was enlisted in to Vietnam and my father served in the Second World War; he fought in New Guinea," Mr Harris said.

"My grandfather and his brother went to the First World War and my Dad, brother and two sisters were in the Second World War, but they're all gone now. I thought today's service was really good, especially with the children and youth aspect of it."

At the service, his father and grandfather were front of mind as he remembered the soldiers who battled for our freedom.

Mr Harris wore both his medals and his father's and by his side was Alana, dressed in her army cadet uniform, wearing her father's medal.



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