Kelsey Orbansen-Thew with her grandfather John Orbansen.
Kelsey Orbansen-Thew with her grandfather John Orbansen. John Gass

Kelsey takes the Anzac baton

THE Anzac spirit is still being passed down generations.

Marymount College senior student Kelsey Orbansen-Thew helped her RAAF 450 squad WWII veteran grandfather John Orbansen to another Anzac service, as she has done year after year.

Kelsey sat on the floor in front of her grandfather at the Tweed Heads Coolangatta Anzac memorial today in Chris Cunningham Park, keeping him company and helping him up when it was his time to lay down a wreath.

Kelsey stayed close to her grandfather; he needs more of her assistance every year for the Anzac service.

"I should be granddaughter of the year," Kelsey quipped.



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