IN HONOUR: (From left) Norm Steele and Martin Corbett at the Remembrance Day Memorial in Stanthorpe Picture: Saavanah Bourke
IN HONOUR: (From left) Norm Steele and Martin Corbett at the Remembrance Day Memorial in Stanthorpe Picture: Saavanah Bourke

Heroes remembered

A STRONG crowed came out to pay their respects at the Weeroona Park this morning, to honour Australia’s fallen and returned soldiers.

Returned & Services League of Australia Stanthorpe Sub Branch president, Martin Corbett, said it is excellent to see people remember and pay their respects.

“It’s not just the ex-service men who get here, there’s people here from other locations, children and young adults.

“That’s all we can ask, that they pay their respects for our history, because this is our tradition,” he said.

Mr Corbett was pleased people from the town took the time to come along and respect the sacrifices that were made many years ago.

“It’s just really important, what it does, especially for the veterans that went overseas and fort and were lucky enough to come back who were still injured, to get pats on the back and to be recognised.

“We have our freedoms because of these people.

“We have a large contingency of veterans in Stanthorpe, and the town get behind us and we get behind the town at the same time,” Mr Corbett said.

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