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19 November, 2019

Mareeba remembers

ON the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Australia pauses and remembers those who laid down their lives to preserve the future we live in today.

By Rhys Thomas

ON the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Australia pauses and remembers those who laid down their lives to preserve the future we live in today.

This year marked one hundred and one years since the guns fell silent over the Western front and WW1 was ended after four years of constant war, marking the day forever in the history books as a day of remembrance.

Remembrance Day is commemorated across the country in many different cities and townships and is attended not only by members of the public and community officials, but also family members of past war veterans, often sporting their medals and paying their respects.

ANZAC Park in Mareeba was packed full of community members and officials last Monday paying their respects to the fallen heroes of the Mareeba Shire who travelled overseas to fight for their country.

Speeches were presented by Mayor Tom Gilmore, St Stephens’s student Caitlin Wadley and Mr Gordon Powell, a WW2 Navy and Knight of the Legion of Honour, who read the Ode.


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