Honouring an important day for all Australians
RESIDENTS have remembered with pride, honour and respect those who made the ultimate sacrifice and the survivors who returned from the horrors of war during various Biggenden services.
At the Biggenden State School service on Monday morning LACW Leila Duncan told students Anzac Day was more than a public holiday.
“On Anzac Day we salute not only the spirit of the Anzacs,” she said.
“In paying tribute to them, we take the opportunity to dedicate ourselves to striving for our country as they did.”
After morning tea the Fifth Gympie Lighthorse troupe showed their skills to delighted onlookers.
On Tuesday the Degilbo centopath was the venue for a moving dawn service while another service by Moira Thompson was held on Mt Walsh.
As residents and visitors turned out in force for the town service Group Captain Karon Millett RAAF delivered the Anzac Day message.
She highlighted the history of the Anzac tradition and the legacy Australians were given.