Lest We For­get

Daily Mercury - - YOUR SAY -

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

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