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Families gather to pay tribute

Mick O’Reilly laid a wreath for the fallen during the Anzac Day service in Maclean yesterday.
Mick O’Reilly laid a wreath for the fallen during the Anzac Day service in Maclean yesterday. Debrah Novak

IT WAS a day for families and remembering as a bumper crowd estimated at 500 enjoyed the annual parade in Maclean.

Karina Paine marched alongside returned veterans to honour the legacy of her grandfather Harold Paine, who served in the Second World War and survived the Kokoda Track campaign.

"My grandfather died three years ago. Before that, since I was a little girl, I used to march with him. My dad was also in the march today," Karina said.

"We were all born and bred in Maclean."

Sally Hoare also enjoyed the day with family, including her two girls Lyndsay, 12, and Josie, 8.

"It was a beautiful, emotional and moving service," she said.

Ms Hoare said the girls had great-grandparents on both sides of the family that served their country in war and the family talked about the Anzac tradition at home, explaining the significance of medals to the children.

It was also a special day for the family because Lyndsay, the Maclean Public School captain, laid a wreath on the cenotaph during the official ceremony.

Topics:  anzac day, maclean, parade




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