Gun salute heralds anniversary
TWEED residents were treated to a Navy spectacular on Saturday night when veterans from across Australia and New Zealand celebrated the 55th anniversary of their service.
The sound of gunfire could be heard in the early evening at Chris Cunningham Memorial Park when the Australian Navy presented the Ceremonial Sunset and Beat to Quarters displays.
The Navy veterans began their celebrations on Thursday and concluded yesterday with a memorial service and march.
Special projects officer of the FESR Navy Association Gary ‘Joe' Linaker said the Saturday night event was very popular with the Tweed crowd.
“The crowd was spellbound and it was a very good turnout.
“We are all so happy with how the event has run,” Mr Linaker said.
Mr Linaker said many of the veterans would prolong their stay in the area after expressing their love of the Tweed region.
“We like to thank Twin Towns Services Club for their fantastic service during the event," he said.
“We were blown away by their work and many of the veterans will be staying on to holiday in Tweed; as everybody loves it.”