Lest we for­get

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT -

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS are of­fered to your news­pa­per (CNBT, April 30) for the ex­cel­lent cover pho­to­graph com­mem­o­rat­ing An­zac Day, show­ing the young lady from Brooweena ab­sorbed in the mem­ory of the fallen.

It is dis­ap­point­ing that there was vir­tu­ally no cov­er­age of Eidsvold’s An­zac cen­te­nary.

The lo­cal RSL branch pre­sented a morn­ing of solemn re­mem­brance at the dawn and later com­mu­nity ser­vices.

The one pic­ture at the Eidsvold ceno­taph de­picted four young peo­ple rep­re­sent­ing our mul­ti­cul­tural so­ci­ety.

The photo, how­ever, was un­der the head­ing “Mun­dub­bera Re­mem­bers”.

The dawn ser­vice was at­tended by a record of 200 peo­ple, and es­pe­cially pleas­ing was the num­ber of school stu­dents who also marched in the 9.30am pa­rade.

Two Sec­ond World War dig­gers were at the well-at­tended march – Shaggy Ridge vet­eran Ken Scheuber, 96, on his scooter, and Col Rice, 93, aided by two sturdy walk­ing sticks and his very sup­port­ive fam­ily.

In­dige­nous marchers wore tribal mark­ings and War­rant Of­fi­cer Roth of the Aus­tralian Army took the salute.

School cap­tains, re­gional coun­cil, army and a New Zealand rep­re­sen­ta­tive ad­dressed the com­mu­nity ser­vice, and RSL pres­i­dent Phil Hedger thanked, in par­tic­u­lar, the CWA ladies who, for 70 years, never failed to pro­vide early morn­ing teas and lunches to all present on An­zac Day gath­er­ings.

The an­tic­i­pated F/A-18F Su­per Hor­net fly past at 11.14am over Eidsvold was on time to the sec­ond, and an RSL-spon­sored public bar­be­cue lunch with an af­ter­noon of two-up and good cheer con­cluded Eidsvold’s re­mem­brance and cel­e­bra­tion of 100 years af­ter An­zac.

Richard Roth,


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