Tweed students embrace Anzac
THE Anzac Day service held at Chris Cunningham Park on Wednesday proved the meaning of the day is not lost on the younger generations.
More than 900 school students turned out in full uniform, many wearing the medals of their grandfathers.
Banora Point High School student Tiana Chudleigh addressed the service to share the thoughts of her generation.
She said the military personnel serving today would make fallen diggers proud and she couldn't fathom being so far from home and family on the front line.
"As a young woman living in a safe and free community... I thank them for the sacrifices they made," Miss Chudleigh said.
"Today's young military personnel continue to do their Anzac predecessors proud."
Bethany Clark of Banora Point Primary School read the Act of Remembrance with a maturity beyond her years.
Natasha Umsted also of Banora Point Primary School was proud to wear her great great-grandfathers medals.
Bernie Umsted served in many conflicts, primarily Borneo.
Her schoolmate Ella Hogben wore the medals of her great grandfather Albert May who served in the army reserves working in communications during the Vietnam War.
The Coolangatta State School choir lead the service in the National Anthem.