Greg Wood led a lovely service at the Rainbow Beach cenotaph.
Our region is a haven for retired servicemen, so events like Vietnam Veterans Day are always well supported. This year’s service in Rainbow Beach was again peaceful, touching, and emotional.
A glorious August day shone down on us all while we took the opportunity to pause and reflect on the bravery, teamwork, and endurance that Australians displayed throughout the Vietnam War. We remember the sacrifices of those who died and say thank you to the almost 60,000 Australians who served during the 10 years of our involvement in the conflict.
All present were also moved to honour and remember the sacrifices and service of all Australians who have served their country during peace, peacekeeping missions, and war, and the impact of service on our veterans’ families.
Thank you to Greg Wood, president of Rainbow Beach RSL Sub Branch for hosting the ceremony and making a heartfelt speech, and to Wendy Wood for seamlessly supplying the music and anthem. Reverend Joseph delivered a prayer, and representatives of various branches and organisations laid their wreaths.
See you there next year.