Cadets honour veterans' courage
EMOTIONS ran high at Grafton Aged Care last Friday as the young met with the elderly to share war stories and remember the fallen at an Anzac Day service.
Grafton Aged Care recreational activities officer Wendy Knight said it was the first time the cadet unit had run the service.
Ms Knight said about 15 veterans were among the 50 residents, along with family and friends, who attended what she described as a moving service.
“I think it was a real eye opener for residents to see young people still interested and still in uniform,” she said.
Residents at the home also were invited to add a flower to a wreath, which was placed at the South Grafton ceremony on Saturday.
It wasn't a completely sombre weekend, however.
On Friday afternoon, the South Grafton RSL Sub-branch visited the home, armed with Minties to gamble with, ready to play a round or two of two-up.