Today is a time to remember the sacrifices made

FOR YEPPOON'S Chris Penglase today is all about saying thank you and taking a minute to appreciate the life he has.

The local president of the Yeppoon RSL Sub Branch said Remembrance Day was all about recognising the sacrifices soldiers had made in order for Australia to be the country it is today.

"It's our one day of remembrance where everyone should remember those who have fallen," he said.

"Australians have been in conflicts for 100 years now and a lot of men and women have died or returned home injured, it's all about thanking those people for what they did. They gave us the freedom of speech and the Australian spirit and we have to thank them for that.

"Another thing to remember is the mothers and the families who stayed at home and kept the country going while their family members were at war. Back in those days there weren't mobile phones or the internet to communicate with people, it was months before you would receive a letter from your loved one at war."

Chris said he was hoping to see a variety of people at the Remembrance Day service today.

"I hope we get a lot of people from all different ages come to the service and use the minute silence as a time to reflect on the life they have today thanks to the sacrifices soldiers made. That's what I'll be doing."

The Yeppoon service will start at 10.30am around the Cenotaph in Beaman Park with a light lunch and drinks on offer at the Yeppoon RSL for gold coin donation.


10.45am: John Leak Memorial (Near entrance to WW2 Aquatic Centre) at the 2nd World War Memorial Aquatic Centre, Huish Drive.

11.30am: Unveiling of the First World War Trophy Guns

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