HONOURING SOLDIERS: Cherbourg Junior Police Rangers gather around Vietnam veteran Eric Law at the new Boys From Barambah War Memorial.
HONOURING SOLDIERS: Cherbourg Junior Police Rangers gather around Vietnam veteran Eric Law at the new Boys From Barambah War Memorial. Contributed

Students filled with Anzac respect

CHERBOURG Police Rangers were mucking about at the PCYC hall in Murgon when a nearby TV sounded the Last Post the night before Anzac Day.

The group, made up of students from St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Murgon and Saint Mary's South Burnett Catholic College in Kingaroy, came to a sudden halt.

Cherbourg Police Rangers coordinator Louise Thompson said the children all stood silently until the bugle halted its chilling call.

"That indicated what we'd taught them and what they'd learned at school enabled the children to understand how important Anzac Day is," she said.

The next day the children were up at 4am to attend the Murgon dawn service.

They then grabbed breakfast at the Ration Shed Museum in Cherbourg and marched with veterans to the new Boys from Barambah War Memorial.

About 200 people were there for the morning service and as the names of Cherbourg's fallen were read, the rangers placed a cross for each one in a box.

Ms Thompson said the community should be proud of the group.

"They really blew me away during the whole weekend," she said.

"On the Friday night we had Uncle Eric Law tell them stories about Gallipoli and the questions they asked I would never have thought of.

"I was amazed."

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