Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Hinterland Remembers; Nambour and Maleny Pay Tribute

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Hinterland Remembers; Nambour and Maleny Pay Tribute

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Byline: KIERA KELLY WILLIAMSON and LAUREN GROUNSELL

AS THE Last Post was heard from the bugler, more than 1000 Nambour locals bowed their heads in silence.

Nambour's main Anzac Day service at Quota Memorial Park was a beautiful tribute to the Anzac troops and all others who have lost their lives fighting for freedom.

Vietnam veteran Ted Robinson took to the stage as guest speaker this year to remind the young and the old about the spirit of Anzac and keeping the torch alive.

"As a young boy, there weren't very many people in Nambour ... We watched our parents sit up on the hill for the Anzac service ... It sure has come a long way," Mr Robinson said.

"We acknowledge their (Anzacs) bravery, courage, mateship and of course their larrikinism and we remember the suffering it caused for families in every town in Australia and New Zealand."

Mr Robinson recited the moving poem In Flanders Fields, written by John McCrae, and said the line "to you from failing hands we throw the torch; for yours to hold it high" from the poem was something we could all take to heart. …

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