Large crowd expected for Remembrance Day

LEST WE FORGET: Bribie Island sub-branch president Roy Sycamore and secretary Fred Harper.
LEST WE FORGET: Bribie Island sub-branch president Roy Sycamore and secretary Fred Harper. Vicki Wood

WEDNESDAY marks the 97th anniversary of Remembrance Day with a large crowd of more than 1000 expected at the Bribie Island RSL.

Veterans and residents are invited to take part in the minute's silence to honour those who served their country in the First World War.

Bribie Island RSL sub-branch president Roy Sycamore said it was important to remember when the guns fell silent for the millions of those who died between 1914 and 1918.

Mr Sycamore's will be remembering his grandfather Alexander Deans who served at Gallipoli as a star Sargent during the First World War.

Despite the importance of remembering armistice between the allies and the German empire Mr Sycamore said Remembrance Day did not attract the same attention as Anzac day.

"The young ones do get very much involved with Anzac Day," he said.

Younger generations of Bribie Island will be out in numbers though to commemorate those who served in World War I with school captains from Bribie Island State High School featuring as guest speakers.

The TS Koopa Naval Cadets and 123 ACU Army Cadet unit will also be present along with the Banksia Beach State School band and the Bribie Island State School choir.

Poppy stalls opened up yesterday at the RSL Citizens Memorial Club and surrounding shopping centres and the Bribie RSL sub-branch is expecting sales to go very well.

Poppy merchandise is a major fundraiser with the revenue going towards caring for current and former serving members of the Australian Defence Force and their families.

The ceremony is at 10.30am on November 11 at the Memorial Wall in the Bribie RSL grounds.

Seating is provided for those who are physically impaired and it is advised to bring sun protection.

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