Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Tearful Service Honours Fallen Heroes

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Tearful Service Honours Fallen Heroes

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Byline: Jannette Parke

"THE spirit of Anzac is herea, a tearful Joyce Foster said after laying a poppy to honour the dead at yesterday's Remembrance Day Service at Gympie's Memorial Lane.

Around 200 people attended the ceremony marking the formal end to World War I when the armistice became effective, and to stop and remember the sacrifices of men and women in war.

Mrs Foster from Newcastle was visiting relatives in Gympie and said the service was the most touching she had ever attended.

"It was just beautiful," she said of the simple but moving ceremony.

"I was so impressed with the lane a it's better than the Canberra War Memorial a you can feel the love in that remembrance wall."

Gympie's youth were well represented with students from Gympie State High and James Nash State High schools, as well as Cooloola Christian College captains Megan Thor and Jacob Hawksworth who spoke about the meaning of Remembrance Day.

Megan reminded those attending that for many soldiers involved in the Great War, the hug from a loved one as they boarded their ships was their last. …

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