SALUTE TO THE FALLEN

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - FRONT PAGE - Jor­gia White jor­gia.white@sc­news.com.au

ON THE 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – we will al­ways stop to re­mem­ber them.

This Satur­day is Re­mem­brance Day.

It is a day that came into be­ing largely be­cause the war that was sup­posed to end all wars failed to do so.

At 10.15am the Caloun­dra com­mu­nity is in­vited to the RSL, where ev­ery­one will have the op­por­tu­nity to pay their re­spects.

For sec­re­tary of the Caloun­dra RSL Sub branch Heather Christie, the day is one which is very close to her heart.

“Both my grand­fa­thers served in World War I and one served in World War II,” she said.

“And I re­cently lost my un­cle who served for 33 years in the air force.

“The day it­self means a lot to me as it al­lows me to re­flect a lot on the sac­ri­fices that my fam­ily has given over the years.

“We should never ever for­get.”

She said now, with hun­dreds of our men and women serv­ing to this day, we must al­ways stop and re­mem­ber.

“We need to en­cour­age the younger vet­er­ans to join the RSL,” she said.

“We should al­ways en­cour­age our younger gen­er­a­tions to ap­pre­ci­ate the sac­ri­fices that con­tinue to be made.

“This year have we have school cap­tains from Pa­cific Lutheran Col­lege recit­ing In Flan­ders Fields. That’s our way of en­cour­ag­ing the younger gen­er­a­tion.”

PHOTO: WAR­REN LYNAM

WE WILL RE­MEM­BER: Heather Christie (left) and Pat Hor­gan at the Caloun­dra RSL war me­mo­rial.

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