Lest we forget
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.