When Rainbow Beach RSL Sub Branch Treasurer, John Molkentien is out selling poppies (pictured), you know Remembrance Day is just around the corner.
He and the local RSL members invite the community to see what Remembrance Day represents, everyone is welcome to participate in the public commemoration, visitors and residents.
On November 11, the ceremony starts at 10.50am at the beachfront town cenotaph memorial site.
This year, we mark the 96th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Each year on this day Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11 am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
From its association with poppies flowering in the spring of 1915 on the battlefields of Belgium, France and Gallipoli, the poppy has become a symbol of both great loss in war and hope for those left behind.
“I’ve been selling badges and memorabilia outside 7th Wave. Look out for us, we’ll be around most days leading up to the 11th. Some are also available at the Post Office and BP Service Station.”