Community support key to RSLs
AT 11AM on November 11, 1918, the guns fell silent, signalling the end of World War I.
Kawana Waters RSL Sub Branch president Kevin Hurman and vice-president Gary Penney will attend the Buddina Remembrance Day service.
Mr Hurman served for 25 years and Mr Penney 34, both in the air force.
“It’s an important part of our history, we moved from being colonial yokels to worthwhile military people during that time,” Mr Hurman said. “The Kawana RSL has been running an education program with several schools in the area to keep Australia’s history alive.
“It’s curriculum-based and there’s a part for kids to have a competition writing poems and the winners recite them at the service.”
Mr Penney said: “The day is about reflection and honouring not just those that have fallen or gone since but also those that are injured both mentally and physically.”
The pair are thankful for community support, particularly the raffle on Remembrance Day. “The backing we get is incredible. We’re conducting a major raffle and local businesses have all contributed.”