MORE than 350 people from ages seven to 97 paid their respects at The Digger's Rest in Goodna.

Goodna RSL Sub-branch president Vivienne Stanbury led the Remembrance Day proceedings this morning and said it was vital to continue to remember those who lost their lives fighting for our freedom.

"There are many veterans amongst us today who have served in conflicts throughout the world and witnessed many mates lose their lives," she said.

"There are ADF personnel over in Afghanistan, Iraq and many other parts of the world at this very moment fighting for peace and that alone should remind people of the importance of Remembrance Day."

Ms Stanbury said she was proud to see both veterans and young students standing side-by-side at the service.

"When the kids see the veterans it gives them a better understanding of what the day is about," she said.

"It is important that we never forget Remembrance Day."

Ron Page sat front and centre at the Goodna service proudly wearing his father's First World War medals alongside his own from the Second World War.

"I come to Goodna every year. When I was young my father served, he was lost in the desert but he was found and came back home," he said.

"Growing up in London as a teenager there weren't many who didn't serve in the First World War.

" I think you've got to remember the past or you've got no future."



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