Rainbow Beach State School Memorial opened for the 100th anniversary of ANZAC day

ANZAC day 2015 052A touching ceremony was held at the school preceding ANZAC day, starting with Class 4/5/6 singing the wrenching And the band played Waltzing Matilda.

The President of the RSL Sub Branch, Joe Casey said, “Over the last 13 years the faces change but the voices do not, thanks to Mrs Mason.”

Working together for a common cause, the cenotaph was built by the local RSL members, Bob List, Darren Davies and Barry Hogan with help from Kevin and Lois Thornley from Wallu Nursery.

He dedicated the new memorial, and explained the cenotaph represents the three forces – which are all represented here today.

“It is 100 years since the birth of the ANZACS, and today is the birth of your very own cenotaph. It is with great pride I present the monument to the school – you are now the custodians. It is a very special cenotaph, in memory of very special people.”

After a prayer to the monument, speeches, Last Post and Reveille – for the first time wreaths were laid at the school’s new memorial.


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