FOR his story to be accurately told, you would need many hours.
Captain Roy Savage, affectionately known as 'Doc', was the special guest at the Blackwater Anzac Day service on Wednesday morning. Travelling from Yeppoon, the veteran was proud to be back.
"I've been coming here for over 20 years," Roy said.
"Best town to come to on Anzac Day."
The veteran served in the army from 1961 to 1998 and wore many of the medals he received pinned across his chest as he proudly explained the significance behind each one.
"The most important is this one," he said as he pointed to the Medal of the Order of Australia.
He then held up his Military Medal, awarded to him for bravery under enemy fire.
"I won that on Anzac Day of all days, in 1970," Roy said.
He travelled to many different countries during his years of service, and his favourite?
"Home... Australia," Roy said.
"I live in the best country."
Army dad wants more involved in Anzac Day
THE Capricorn Hwy closed for a few minutes while the 14 Army Cadet Unit lead the march at Bluff's Anzac Day service.
Kelwyn Cook marched proudly behind them with other veterans. His children, Charlotte and Kayne, were there too, giving out a strong message of getting "young ones involved in Anzac Day".
Mr Cook, who recently moved to Bluff with his family to work in the railway, brings with him experience and knowledge of his years served in East Timor.
His first term was with the 4RAR in 2001, and his second, at the end of 2002, with the 5/7 RAR.
For Anzac Day this year, he wanted more of the younger generations involved.
"I've been visiting the school, spreading the word and inviting servicemen to talk," Kelwyn said.
The students read a hymn, a tribute to Anzac Day and then sang the national anthem together.
Kelywn said he was proud of the students who marched and listened to stories from veterans.
"If they don't learn this history, 20 years later it's forgotten," he said.
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