Proud Australian's honour Anzacs
THE Lawrence General Store shut its doors and a queue formed outside as an impressive gathering of about 200 proud Australians gathered for yesterday’s Anzac service across the road.
The gathering applauded the march of returned servicemen, their spouses and descendants as they approached the cenotaph.
Young Harrison Lee, pictured, was wearing the medals of his great-grandfather Robert Ives, who had served on an Australian navy ship in WWII.
His mother Melinda Lee, who also involved her daughter Georgie, 3, in the wreath-laying ceremony, expects her kids’ appreciation of Anzac Day will only deepen as the years pass.
The young generation was keen to honour their brave forefathers at Lawrence yesterday, with the fresh faces of the Grafton Army cadets taking on the role of guard at the cenotaph.
One cadet explained to another why she had changed the side her chest medals were displayed on.
“If they’re yours they’re supposed to be worn on your right, if not, you wear them on your left,” she said.