Bill’s last march

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

AS A mem­ber of the Isis RSL Sub Branch I wish to congratulate and thank all those good peo­ple who came to­gether to make An­zac Day in Childers such a huge suc­cess. It is in­deed heart­en­ing to re­alise there are peo­ple who do re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the true mean­ing of the An­zacs and RSL. The at­ten­dance of so many of our school youth rep­re­sent­ing the var­i­ous schools was most wel­come. The young are in­creas­ingly be­com­ing more in­ter­ested in Aus­tralian his­tory, which has been sadly lack­ing in school cur­ricu­lum. A great step for­ward. En­ter the CCVA, the ar­ray of ve­hi­cles they pro­vided to carry our dis­abled and el­derly vets was im­pres­sive. Thank you CCVA. Thank you Lorna Borghardt, our old­est vet­eran, our pres­i­dent Brian Terry, both of whom stood be­side Bill Trevor, who took the salute as the vet­er­ans marched by and who later ad­dressed peo­ple at the com­mu­nity cen­tre. Spe­cial thanks to our ded­i­cated staff, un­der the guid­ance of Vicky McCarthy, who be­tween them pro­vided en­ter­tain­ment by John, meals pro­vided by Jill, to Ju­dith our of­fice lady, Tar­sia and Karen, also Irene and Tracy who sold much me­mora­bilia. Thank you to our di­rec­tors who worked tire­lessly night and day who with the afore­men­tioned made April 25 such a huge suc­cess, and lastly but cer­tainly not least, thank you the cit­i­zens of Childers for par­tic­i­pat­ing on this day of days, An­zac Day 2015 cen­te­nary. Sadly it was to be Bill Wel­man’s last march. Bill passed away on Fri­day af­ter many years as a mem­ber of Isis RSL Sub Branch. His ad­vice on mat­ters con­cern­ing RSL was much val­ued. Bill was ex RAN re­tir­ing as Chief Petty Of­fi­cer. As re­quested there will be a sausage siz­zle at RSL premises 1pm Satur­day in his hon­our. David C Drum­mond Lest We For­get

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