Remembrance Day services in the South Burnett
THE South Burnett community will be remembering the sacrifice soldiers made a century ago this weekend.
Guns fell silent on the Western Front after more than four years of continuous warfare 100 years ago, at 11am on November 11, 1918.
Every year, Australians gather for a minute's silence at 11am to remember the soldiers who fought in World War I for Armistice Day, remembering the moment the Germans called to secure a peace settlement.
There are several services being held in the South Burnett on Sunday, November 11.
Kingaroy will hold a Remembrance Day service with a march of veterans commencing from the croquet club side of Memorial Park to the Memorial Rotunda at 10.30am on Sunday.
Long-serving RSL sub-branch secretaries Doug Farmer OAM and Warren Cockburn will lead the march, followed by Taabinga State School students, the flag party and then the veterans.
A service will follow the parade, and the traditional mounting of the Catafalque Party ceremony in Memorial Park, featuring guest speaker Rear Admiral Brett Wolski AM from the Royal Australian Navy.
The Kumbia resident and Kingaroy SHS alumni serves as the Military Justice Coordination Committee chairman and the chairman of the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund.
Members of the public are welcome to lay wreaths at the Kingaroy service.
Blackbutt RSL sub-branch will be holding a Remembrance Day service at the monument on the corner of Coulson St and Hart St.
The service will start at 10.45am on Sunday.
If you, or your representative, wishes to lay a wreath during the service, please advise John Atkins on 4163 0447 by Saturday, November 10.
Nanango RSL sub-branch will be holding a Remembrance Day ceremony at the memorial on Henry St on Sunday.
The service will commence at 10.40am.
There will be a special flyover of a World War I replica plane, which will do gentle orbits above the Nanango township after 11am.
The plane will be flown by pilot Jim Gollangher, who built the plane in memory of Major Roderic Dallas, who served in World War I from 1913-18 and was born at the Mt Stanley station, east of Nanango.
The plane was built in honour of the Nanango major and to add to the Nanango Remembrance Day ceremony.
There will be a march and ceremony held in Murgon at the Lamb St War Memorial on Sunday.
The march will commence at 10.15am on Sunday, November 11, with two minutes of silence to be observed at 11am.
A wreath-laying ceremony will conclude the service.
Community members are welcome to attend a light lunch at the Murgon Services Club following the service.
The community is welcome to join the Wondai RSL sub-branch for its Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday.
The event will start with a dedication of the new plaque at the memorial outside the town hall at 10.40am.
The service will follow with a minute's silence starting at 11am.
Members of the general public are welcome to lay wreaths at the Wondai memorial site during the ceremony.
Goomeri RSL will be hosting a Remembrance Day service at 10.45am on Sunday.
The ceremony will be held at Goomeri's cenotaph, under the town clock.
The general public are welcome to join the RSL for a sausage sizzle afterwards at the Goomeri RSL room, under the Hall of Memory.
There will be a service held at the Yarraman Cenotaph on the D'Aguilar Highway at 11am on Sunday.
Anyone wishing to lay a wreath during the service is encouraged to arrive prior to 10.45am.
A service will be held at the Cherbourg War Memorial at 11am on Sunday.
A Remembrance Day ceremony will be held at the Boondooma Homestead from 10am on Sunday.
A flag-raising ceremony will be held at the RSL Memorial Park at 11am on Sunday.