SALUTE TO THE FALLEN
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.”
WE WILL REMEMBER: Heather Christie (left) and Pat Horgan at the Caloundra RSL war memorial.