They marched so we won?t forget

By JOSEPH TERNOWETSKY

THE National Servicemen of Australia were out in full force yesterday marching down Lion Creek Road to the Brothers Leagues Club football grounds.

Over 500 servicemen attended the annual march and Wilf Sichter, the secretary of the Rockhampton branch, said the day had been a huge success.

"The march is a day of remembrance,'' he said.

"We had a real good turnout this year.''

Servicemen from about 36 branches attended the march and he said they came from places such as New South Wales, the Northern Territory and around Queensland.

"We started doing this march in 1951,'' he said.

"Our association is the second largest in Australia.''

Those walking in the march came from the Army, Navy and Air Force.

Mr Sichter said the community had been very supportive of the sacrifices made by these men.

"Most people are aware of the service we did for the country,'' he said.

After the march a barbecue was held in the field.



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