Carmel and Ron Hendrie, pictured above, who live at Bolton Clarke Fernhill in Caboolture, both hold strong links to the Vietnam War.
With those memories in mind, tomorrow they will join hundreds of others in the Caboolture Anzac Day march.
Ron served in Vietnam as a chef in the Army from 1968, while Carmel’s first husband was one of the six soldiers missing in action from the war.
They met through Carmel’s brother-in-law, fell in love and have been married for more than 50 years.
The Vietnam War took its toll on the both of them, but Carmel says it has pushed them to live a full life together.
While they travelled all over Australia and had two children, Ron and Carmel settled in southeast Queensland, driven by a shared love for the area.
“We are proud Ron served for Australia and he is proud to march with Vietnam and other war veterans,” Carmel said.
“It’s always lovely to see everyone thanking the veterans for their service.”
Ron and Carmel will be marching as part of the Caboolture Anzac Day march alongside 11 veterans and widows from the Bolton Clarke Fernhill community.
The march starts at 81-103 King St, Caboolture at 9.30am and goes to the town square.
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