Remembering the fallen a century on
Residents across the Isaac are set to gather at services across the region to honour the memory of the courageous men and women who have died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
Remembrance Day, observed each year on November 11, holds special significance this year as the nation prepares to pause to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War.
Mayor Anne Baker said the day was an opportunity for people to honour the memory and spirit of those who had never returned, and those whose lives had been forever changed by the experience of war.
“On Sunday, Australians will gather at services all over the country to remember with gratitude and respect, the selfless men and women over the last century who have paid the ultimate sacrifice,” Mayor Baker said.
“Remembrance Day is an opportunity to honour and remember their legacy, as it is on the back of this legacy that we enjoy freedom and peace in our country today.”
To mark the 100 year anniversary, the Moranbah Water Tower is ‘Going Red to Remember’ from Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 11 as part of a Queensland Government initiative.
A recognisable icon in Moranbah, the Water Tower will be illuminated in red light thanks to the Queensland Remembers Funding Program.
This project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.
The following Remembrance Day services are being held throughout Isaac communities this Sunday, November 11:
- Clermont – commencing 10.45am at Stone of Remembrance with a fellowship luncheon at Leo Hotel to follow.
- Glenden – commencing 10.45am at the Cenotaph with morning tea at Glenden Recreation Centre to follow.
- Moranbah – commencing at 10.35am at Town Square Cenotaph.
- Nebo – commencing at 10.45am at the Cenotaph with lunch to follow at the Nebo Hotel.
- St Lawrence – commencing at 10am at St Lawrence State School includes the unveiling of the ANZAC Memorial Wall.
Details on Remembrance Day services across the region are available on Council’s website, visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au/events.