SERVICE FOR THE FALLEN
THE Maranoa joined thousands of people around the world who stopped to pay their respects to the fallen servicemen and women on Saturday.
Remembrance Day services were held across the region, with a strong crowd turning out to support the Muckadilla ceremony.
Emcee on the day David Bowden said it was the best turnout for the town’s event he had seen.
“Normally we have between 12 and 20, but I think we had around 100 people here,” he said.
“Everything seems to be getting better which is good.”
Mr Bowden said they are currently working towards installing a Harry Murray Victoria Cross Wall at the Muckadilla cenotaph.
“He (Harry Murray) was the most decorated Australian soldier in World War 1 and he owned a property in Muckadilla,” he said.
“He lived here for five years and served in both World War 1 and World War 2 and there’s hardly any memorials in Australia for our most decorated soldier.
“He was a man who didn’t seek any recognition but I really do think he should be recognised.”
Mr Bowden said they are hoping to have the wall in place in 12 months times.
“If everything works out as planned this should be really big next year,” Mr Bowden said.
LEST WE FORGET: David Bowden and retired navy man Bill Vierveyzer at the Remembrance Day ceremony in Muckadilla on Saturday.