Barry Mount, Ian Lade, Weary Dunlop, Peter Fraser, Alan Duval, Dave Clifford, Barry Parnell George Stevenson and Paul Eakin at the service.
Barry Mount, Ian Lade, Weary Dunlop, Peter Fraser, Alan Duval, Dave Clifford, Barry Parnell George Stevenson and Paul Eakin at the service. Peter Carruthers

Proserpine remembers fallen countrymen at service

THE heat did nothing to deter a good turnout for the Remembrance Day service at the Proserpine cenotaph this morning.

Introduced by Proserpine RSL sub branch president Jason Raiteri, Proserpine State School student Bree Jolley recited a poem before members of the community laid wreaths at the foot of the cenotaph.

As the last post and Australian national anthem was heard the gathering, with bowed heads, reflected on the significance of the signing of the armistice that marked the official end to the First World War.

Mr Raiteri said the 2016 commemoration was especially important to the RSL sub branch as this year marked the centenary of the organisation.

"(Remembrance Day) is very significant for the RSL. It was good to have the turn out today that we did and there was pretty good support the older veterans as well,” he said.

Earlier in the morning school captains Jayme Farr and Jim Smith of the Proserpine State School were busy selling poppies and Remembrance Day pins.

Jayme said the day to her meant remembering those that had fallen in defence of Australia.

"They sacrificed their lives so that we can still do all the things that we love and that we have our freedom,” she said.

Jim echoed Jayme's feeling about what the day represented.

"Remembrance Day is a day where we all remember the soldiers that fought for us during the wars,” he said.


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