An­zac flame on the way to re­gion

Central and North Burnett Times - - WELCOME -

THE living spirit of the An­zacs will pass through the North Bur­nett in Novem­ber.

The An­zac Flame, one of 20 such torches in Australia, was lit at the re­cent RSL Wide Bay and Bur­nett Dis­trict Con­fer­ence.

The flame will be passed through­out the dis­trict’s RSL sub-branches – tak­ing it from Gympie, north to Glad­stone and as far in­land as Gayn­dah.

Wide Bay and Bur­nett Dis­trict pres­i­dent and direc­tor of RSL Queens­land Bill Tay­lor said the torch sym­bol­ised the living spirit of the An­zac.

"The flame rep­re­sents the An­zac spirit and spirit of Aus­tralians," Mr Tay­lor said.

"In ev­ery RSL club there is a light or a torch that never goes out, which rep­re­sents the on­go­ing spirit of the An­zacs, but this one will be a trav­el­ling eter­nal flame."

Gayn­dah RSL Sub-Branch sec­re­tary Craig Fothergill said he ex­pected the flame to visit Gayn­dah and Biggen­den in Novem­ber.

A si­mul­ta­ne­ous visit by the Army band, with a din­ner dance and con­certs for Biggen­den and Gayn­dah school chil­dren was be­ing planned.

Mr Fothergill said the branch was given two fur­ther rea­sons to cel­e­brate at the con­fer­ence.

“Gayn­dah Sub-Branch won the 2014 En­cour­age­ment Award for the Best Small Sub-Branch in the Wide Bay and Bur­nett Dis­trict,” he said.

“We were also suc­cess­ful in re­ceiv­ing a grant for a re­tain­ing wall along Ja­cob Mo­er­land Close drive­way (next to the RSL vil­las).”

Bill Tay­lor The flame rep­re­sents the An­zac spirit and spirit of Aus­tralians.

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