Canungra RSL Sub-Branch News
By Col Lee, President,
Canungra RSL Sub Branch
Remembrance Day 2019, Canungra.
A smokey day with bush fires in the Scenic Rim greeted those who gathered for this year’s Remembrance Day Service.
Surprisingly, there was a nice sized crowd in attendance considering that the Monday was not a public holiday. The service commenced with the ‘Invocation’ by the Reverend David Hawke from Canungra Uniting Church.
The two School Captains from Canungra State School read the Remembrance Day Poem and had the honour of laying the first wreath. Our ‘Lone Piper’, Ms Bren Dalby, played the ‘Lament’ during the wreath laying ceremony and our bugler, Mr Tim Hunt, played the ‘Last Post’ and ‘Rouse’.
The morning service concluded with the singing of the Canadian, New Zealand and Australian National Anthems and congratulations must go to Chris Duncan for singing all three anthems. Margaret Day assisted Chris when she joined in with the Canadian Anthem that she had only learnt a few days prior.
The Canadians were remembered this year for their outstanding support when they teamed up with the Australians at the Battle of Amiens, an attack that commenced at 4.20am on 8th August 1918 and achieved immediate success. The troops and tanks advanced eight miles, capturing 400 guns and causing 27,000 casualties, including 12,000 prisoners. In contrast, the spearhead of the attack, the Australians and Canadians, suffered 6,500 casualties.
Thank you to all who attended, you did not forget them.
Off to High School
The Canungra RSL Sub-Branch congratulates the young ladies and gentlemen of Class 6, Canungra State School for their achievements over the pass year and wish you the very best as you commence the next large step in life.
Thank you for your kind support to Canungra’s Remembrance activities during the year, you are the spirit of the future.
Study hard, learn fast, ask questions and become a responsible member of your community as you gain more knowledge.