Veteran support groups come together
THE Noosa Vietnam Veterans Association paid respect to an often forgotten group of women - the widows of war veterans.
Last Monday, the NVVA thanked the Local Legacy Ladies for their roles in the lives of their husbands in the armed forces by hosting a lunch at the Tewantin Noosa RSL.
NVVA spokesperson Bruce Wilson said the Legacy Ladies very much enjoyed the lunch.
"They loved it,” Mr Wilson said.
"It's the first time we've done something like this.
"The ladies appreciated the gesture and enjoyed telling the veterans a few stories of their own, as well as hearing about what the NVVA is trying to achieve.”
Mr Wilson said the NVVA could not provide support of this nature without the community's generosity in various fund raising efforts.
"Over the last 12 months, the support is getting bigger and bigger and due to this we will be able to give more help to our own veterans, as well as people or groups within the local community,” he said.
"It is really important we give thanks to the local community for supporting us, and it is also just as important that the public know where some of the profits are spent.”