The Charleville ANZAC Day march past and 10am service brought young and old together, as they remembered our fallen heroes, veterans, ex-servicemen and women and those currently serving.
Murweh has 22 local faces currently serving in the Defence Force, and although the 25th of April is predominately about remembering those who fought in the First World War, the spirit of the ANZAC transcends across wars and generations.
Front and centre of the Charleville service was Henry Maris, Bob Sommerfield and Joan Houghton, all having served in the Second World War.
We heard their amazing stories, of courage, of endurance, of mate ship…of sacrifice.
Peter Murray beautifully played the bagpipes both during the march and the service.
The bagpipes and the bugle weren’t the only two musical items, we had Mark O’Brien treat us to two songs including the infamous “I was only Nineteen”, and Jill Mobbs sang the New Zealand National Anthem followed by Alison Goode with the Australian National Anthem.
Charleville State High School, Charleville State School and St Mary’s Primary School all performed the Uniform Resolution.
The 23 Sqn MEOMS, who have a special relationship with Charleville, were the Catafalque Party.
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