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Anzac Day 2022: Honouring the soldiers of our suburbs

Megan Doherty
By Megan Doherty
Updated April 28 2022 - 6:53am, first published April 24 2022 - 7:30pm

We see them in the supermarket. Or sitting on a park bench. Or picking their grandkids up for school. Older people who in another life were swashbuckling soldiers fighting in the jungle. Brave young girls leaving their homes to sign up for the navy. Women who persevered with their dream to join the army, despite the misgivings of their fathers. These are our soldiers of the suburbs, understated people who thought nothing of signing up to serve their country

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Megan Doherty

Megan Doherty

Journalist

I like telling local stories with integrity. My greatest hope is that someone will read my story and turn to someone in a cafe or in the next cubicle or across the breakfast table and say, "Did you hear about this?" Email: megan.doherty@canberratimes.com.au