FOR Vietnam veteran Harry Wright, Anzac Day holds a special place in his heart.

Not only does he get to pay his respects to the men and women who sacrificed so much in the wars that preceded his military service.

But he also gets to pay tribute to friends that weren't luck enough to return home from Vietnam.

"I'm here to represent the Vietnam veterans," he said, with pride in his voice

"We are remembering those that lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars but even today we are still losing people over in Afghanistan and Iraq."

Mr Wright, an engineer, who served in New Guinea as well as two tours of Vietnam, said this year would mark a special occasion for Vietnam vets.

"This year, in August, it is the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan," he said.

Mr Wright was one of many who took part in the service and the parade march down Bourbong St to cheers and applause of admiration from the crowd.



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