Monto residents remember
FALLEN soldiers were honoured on Remembrance Day when about 50 people gathered at the Monto RSL to pay their respects.
More than 700 of the town’s residents served inWorldWar Two.
RSL president John Lynn said it was encouraging to see the attendance, particularly from younger members of the community, but he was sad to note three of the branch’s members had died this year.
“It was a better than average turn out as it is aweekend and I am particularly thankful for the cadets still being active,” Mr Lynn said.
“And it was good seeing school children.”
Cadet Monique Hall, 16, is one from the younger generations with a strong awareness of the importance of Remembrance Day.
“It is a day to remember our forefathers and also to those who are currently serving,” she said.
The sacrifice made by those who have died was also marked with a minute’s silence at other centres around the Central and North Burnett, including Gayndah’s War Memorial Cenotaph.
It was a sombre affair with wreaths and poppies placed at the base of the Cenotaph on Sunday.
Gayndah RSL president Errol Shepherd said the decorations and medals were “nothing compared to the sacrifices that so many have made”.