A day they won’t forget
REMEMBRANCE Day was observed in Mossman with a dignified ceremony at the shrine outside the council chambers.
Students were on hand from the high school and a student band provided the music, including the bugle call.
Divison 10 councillor and mayor-elect Julia Leu addressed the gathering, as did the high school captains ( Jack Anderson, Hayden D’Addona, Ebony Faichney and Damian Goodwin), and clergyman Eric Pitt, followed by an eloquent speech by the Mossman RSL Sub-Branch president Ron Savage.
Piper Sean Hawkes played superbly despite the humidity making the task more difficult.
A special moment this year was the presentation by the Mossman Sub-Branch of medals to two students who were deemed special – Jayden Thompson (15), who moved to Mossman High from Brisbane this year and impressed those around him with his respectfulness and consideration, and 14-year-old Evie Shaw, who had treatment for a brain tumour in 2010.
Evie has managed to complete the NAPLAN tests and push along with her schooling despite having had to spend a year in treatment in Brisbane.
Both Evie and Jayden were presented with gold medals. ‘‘We wanted to give them a bit of encouragement,’’ said sub-branch secretary Wally Gray, and two more medals will be presented next year and continuing.
Meanwhile Mossman Sub-Branch is pushing for grant money to renovate another of its cottages which house old Diggers.
Evie Shaw and Jayden Thompson