Remember Remembrance Day

Memorial in Mitchell. PICTURE: CONTRIBUTED

Remember to Remember this Saturday 11 November and pause to reflect our nation’s sacrifice.

On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11 month, stop and honour the service and sacrifice of Australia’s fallen service personnel.

Some schools are taking a moment the day before on Friday 10 November, while other community members will wait until the Saturday.

RSL Queensland state president Major General Stephen Day is encouraging all Queenslanders to take a moment this Remembrance Day and remember those who died or suffered for Australia in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

“Remembrance Day gives us all an opportunity to honour those who sacrificed their future so that we could enjoy our today. It is important that we continue to observe this day to safeguard their legacy and remember the ultimate price they paid was not in vain.

“The services held across the state by our many RSL Sub Branches helps ensure their stories and sacrifices are not forgotten,” Major General Day said.

“We ask all Queenslanders to remember to remember on Saturday 11 November. Whether you take a moment of quiet reflection, either at a service or when going about your day, at a school or sporting event, or you wear a poppy to show your respect, it all means so much to the veteran community and the families of our fallen.”

RSL Queensland St George branch will hold a Remembrance Day Service this Saturday 11 November. This will begin at 10.30am and will go until 11.15am at the Cenotaph on Rier Bank, opposite to the Visitor information Centre. The service is to honour all who have served and made sacrifices for their nation.