Mun­dub­bera re­mem­bers

Central and North Burnett Times - - ANZAC DAY 2015 -

ITWAS not a som­bre ser­vice but a joy­ous cel­e­bra­tion of the fact that we are here.

The Mun­dub­bera ser­vice was full of mu­sic from the school band, beau­ti­ful voices and the sound of laugh­ter and ap­plause.

Deputy Mayor Fay Whe­lan said the time had come to re­joice in the fact that we lived on be­cause of the sac­ri­fice of so many, and af­ter 100 years of som­bre ser­vices it was time for change.

“If dur­ing this ser­vice you would like to clap, then clap,” she said.

“If you want to sing, sing, and if you want to laugh, we need to hear your laugh­ter.”

Mun­dub­bera RSL pres­i­dent David Roach said the com­mu­nity gath­ered on the sa­cred day to ob­serve the cen­te­nary in Australia and New Zealand’s his­tory of April 25, 1915, which changed peo­ple’s lives for­ever.

“We re­mem­ber and hon­our the courage of the men and women who served and con­tinue to serve in wars in deadly and danger­ous places,” he said.

“It is a story of sac­ri­fice in what was a hope­less, mis­di­rected cam­paign, a bloody and costly de­feat,

PAY­ING THEIR RE­SPECTS: Clin­ton Kyle, Rod­ney Thomp­son, Lyric Reid and Liam de la Mare lay a colour­ful wreath. but it forged this na­tion’s, New Zealand’s and Turkey’s iden­tity.

“Good rose from evil, new life be­gan, with a re­newed aware­ness of our in­ter­de­pen­dence and of mate­ship in ad­ver­sity.”

Af­ter the ser­vice, the peo­ple of Mun­dub­bera marched to the ceno­taph to show the mem­ory of An­zac will al­ways live on.

Af­ter the march, wreaths were laid, and then it was back to the RSL hall where the com­mu­nity had lunch.

School chil­dren pinned pop­pies to the wall of re­mem­brance.

Boynewood School stu­dents pin pop­pies on the Re­mem­brance Wall.

PHO­TOS: NOEL THOMP­SON

Tayleigh Fry-Al­lan and West­ern Wendt place a wreath at the Mun­dub­bera State School.

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