Echuca's Fredrick Morris Clark was one of five Australians named RSL Anzac of the Year on Friday.IVY WISE April 28, 2014 3:09am
Echuca’s Fred Clark was one of five Australians to be named Anzac of the Year on Friday.
The announcement was made at Echuca RSL Sub-branch’s Anzac Day commemoration service.
Mr Clark received the award for his years of dedicated service to the ex-service community through the Echuca RSL Sub-branch, Echuca-Moama Veterans Support Centre and the Echuca Workers and Services Club.
‘‘I look after all the veterans and make sure they’re going all right,’’ he said.
‘‘I visit them in their homes and make sure they’re safe and do as much as I can for them.’’
The 73-year-old justice of the peace said he was proud and honoured to receive the award, but he did not volunteer his time for recognition.
‘‘I love it,’’ he said.
‘‘I just want to give something back to the community.’’
During the Anzac Day service, Echuca RSL Sub-branch president Jim Molyneaux praised Mr Clark for his tiresome work with the veteran community.
‘‘He does a magnificent job, seven days a week,’’ Mr Molyneaux said.
Echuca-Moama Veterans Support Centre chair Peter Martin said Mr Clark, who was a senior welfare officer with the centre, was a deserving recipient.
‘‘He does all the hard yards,’’ Mr Martin said.
‘‘He is available on-call and goes to all the homes of veterans, widows and families to check up on them.’’
The Anzac of the Year awards recognise the efforts and achievements of up to seven Australians who have given service to their fellow Australians and the community in a positive, selfless and compassionate manner.
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