St George community commemorate Vietnam Veterans
IT IS always an emotional time for veteran Terry Salmon when he stands beside his fellow digger Peter Tebb's grave on August 18.
The date marks Vietnam Veterans Day, a day to commemorate the service of all those men and women who served in Vietnam.
Last Sunday, more than 60 veterans and community members gathered at the cenotaph and the cemetery in St George on Sunday to commemorate the service of those past and present.
Vietnam veteran Major Harvey Fewings (Retired) addressed those gathered on the importance of remembering the contribution Vietnam Veterans made to our country.
This was followed by a Bible reading and prayer then students from the St George State School and St Patrick's School read poems that remembered Vietnam veterans.
Following the laying of wreaths, the Ode was recited and then the Last Post was sounded, followed by a minute's silence and Rouse.
After the service, all were invited to move to the grave of Peter Tebb, a St George soldier who was killed in Vietnam.
Mr Salmon said it was very pleasing to know people were thinking of them and their fellow diggers that went through a war.
"You've just go to get together and have these days, commemoration of service will always remain relevant,” Mr Salmon said.
"However, the day went really well, it's very important, you just can't forget the ones who died in battle or after through war related injuries and sickness received.”