NEW ANZAC MEMORIAL FOR WOODGATE
THE SERVICE may have been shifted indoors due to poor weather but Woodgate Beach RSL Sub Branch president Malcolm Webb could not be happier.
Thursday saw the official opening of the new memorial on the Esplanade, and a who’s who of local government joined veterans to mark the occasion.
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Harry Smith shared stories from his time in Vietnam, and emphasised the Diggers sacrifice at war.
He touched on the camaraderie between the troops, as well as the continued fight to ensure Vietnam veterans were recognised.
Mr Webb said he was relieved to see the memorial open after years of planning by the RSL.
Bundaberg mayor Mal Forman was joined by councillors Tony Ricciardi and Ross Sommerfield, while state member Stephen Bennett and federal member Keith Pitt also laid wreaths.
MEMORIAL OPENING: Cr Tony Ricciardi, Wide Bay RSL's Brian TIdyman and Cr Ross Sommerfield.
AFTER YEARS OF PLANNING: Woodgate Beach RSL Sub Branch open new memorial.