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More come marching in to remember on Anzac Day

Doreen Jolley, Greg Hopton and Jeffrey Tickner are expecting record crowds at this year’s Anzac Day events.
Doreen Jolley, Greg Hopton and Jeffrey Tickner are expecting record crowds at this year’s Anzac Day events. Luka Kauzlaric

ANZAC Day crowds in the Gladstone region are growing each year.

Legatee Doreen Jolley said more young people and children were taking part in April 25 memorial services.

"It is wonderful to see the involvement of the schools and children in each Anzac Day," she said.

"It's so important for returned service men and women to know that there is a young network behind them."

Mrs Jolley was joined in praising the generosity of the wider Gladstone community in their efforts on Anzac Day by Boyne Tannum RSL Sub Branch vice-president Greg Hopton and president Jeffrey Tickner.

The three members were busy selling Anzac Day commemorative pins and memorabilia at Boyne Island Woolworths on Wednesday.

"Our success is extremely reliant upon the community and Gladstone is just outstanding," she said.

Schools from across the region are welcoming Boyne Tannum Sub Branch members such as Mr Hopton into their classrooms over the coming days to discuss the importance of Anzac Day.

"It's a day to reflect on just how lucky we are as a country," he said.

"To remember all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and the younger generations are definitely realising the significance."

Children marching on behalf of a relative are reminded to wear their medals on the right-hand breast pocket of a dress shirt.

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