By Sharnie Kim
The RSL says social media is renewing interest in the Anzac legend.
Queensland RSL president Terry Meehan says more and more young people are attending services, particularly in rural and regional areas.
“They just express such an interest in what their forebears did that I don’t believe was there even five or six years ago,” Mr Meehan said.
“They understand the politics of war more, they understand the reason that our soldiers, sailors and airmen fight in conflict.”
Mr Meehan says Twitter and Facebook are helping young people talk about Anzac history.
“When I first moved to the Sunshine Coast, the numbers [at services] were in their hundreds, now the numbers are in their thousands, and the numbers continue to swell from our younger generation,” he said.
“[These are] services that the parents had taken for granted, probably thought about going to and then found reasons not to but the children are encouraging their parents to come to the services.”
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