Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Big Idea to Honour Veterans; Former Sergeant Wants Life-Size Photos

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Big Idea to Honour Veterans; Former Sergeant Wants Life-Size Photos

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Byline: Susanna Freymark news@northernstar.com.au

SANDRA HUMPHRYS wants to see life-size posters of the men and women who served and now live in the Richmond Valley.

The former army sergeant and current councillor was guest speaker at the Casino RSM Club on Anzac Day.

She told the audience of veterans and their families how she was inspired by a visit to the Anzac National Centre in Albany in Western Australia where she saw black and white photographs of service men and women.

"The life-size pictures of soldiers meant when you looked at them, you looked them in the eye," Cr Humphrys said.

She wants to honour local service people and create the same impact with a similar photo display as part of the development of the Drill Hall site in Casino.

"These people sacrificed so much," she said.

Cr Humphrys joined the army when she was 17 and straight out of Stanthorpe High School.

She trained first in signals and then worked in the pay-stream. …

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