Lest We Forget
ON Sunday Australia will commemorate 100 years of the end of the Great War.
At services across the country, and throughout our region, we will mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice – the agreement that led to the end of the First World War.
I encourage you to pause in silence on Remembrance Day, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, and remember the sacrifices of men and women who have served us in every field of battle since our nation began.
You may also wish to attend a commemorative service to honour those who have suffered and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Remembrance services are being conducted in Mackay at Jubilee Park, at Walkerston’s Anzac Park, at Marian, Mirani, Kuttabul and Seaforth. You can find all the details on the RSL’s website www.rslqld.org
I will mark this milestone in our nation’s history over the weekend by attending the commemoration of the Commonwealth War Grave of Henry Herth at Proserpine, the 122nd Army Cadet Unit Ceremonial Parade at the Komiatum Barracks in Mackay and the Armistice commemoration service in Bowen.
Henry Roy Herth, who passed away in 1960, did his country proud in two theatres of war.
He served with the 4th Queensland Imperial Bushman Contingent in the Boer War.
He went on to join the 11th Light Horse Regiment and served on the Gallipoli Peninsula and in Egypt.
Lest We Forget the likes of such men as Henry Herth.
George Christensen, Federal Member for Dawson