Nephew pays tribute at ceremony

Andrew Carines holds his late uncle’s guitar at the Vietnam Veterans Day service at the weekend.
Andrew Carines holds his late uncle’s guitar at the Vietnam Veterans Day service at the weekend. Candyce Braithwaite

ANDREW Carines played a special tribute to his uncle at a moving ceremony in Leslie Park at the weekend.

The ceremony was held in remembrance of those who served in the Vietnam War.

War veterans, friends and family members attended along with other representatives from the public such as Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg, SDRC Mayor Peter Blundell and other councillors.

The service recognised the 50th anniversary of Australia's involvement in the defence of freedom and democracy for Vietnam.

Mr Carines wrote the song about his uncle, Albert McCormack, who died in the Battle of Long Tan, and about the guitar he used to play.

Mr McCormack's mother passed the guitar onto Mr Cairnes after it was sent home from Vietnam.

The guitar is said to still have the red dust from the battle on it.

Mr Cairnes said it was very important to sing the song about his uncle at the service.

"I don't think my uncle knew what effect he had on me," Mr Cairnes said.

"He was a brave man."

Topics:  ceremony, leslie park, vietnam war, war veteran



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
FULLY SELF CONTAINED... $9500.00 From
Cabin $12.5K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m fully installed. D.I.Y $9.5k bare ...
WELL BUILT 3 BEDROOM... $222,000
House 3 1 2
Close To Hospital $235,000
House 4 1 1
A Great Homesite $170,000
Residential Land 0 0

Featured Jobs

Warwick jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
OFFICE PERSON Warwick Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Local Jobs

Search for your next job now!
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Subscription Sale

Subscribe now for $1 for 14 days.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Leo

You may want to reconsider whether your friends have the same spiritual goals as you, otherwise you could get distracted and start to wonder...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save