Generations united for Anzac events
GOODNA residents came out in their hundreds to honour past and present military personnel at the Goodna RSL Memorial Service yesterday.
The event began with a march down Queen St which included 92-year-old war veteran Ron Page, other former and current armed forces members and local school groups.
Goodna RSL Sub-branch president Vivienne Stanbury addressed the audience and explained the true meaning of Anzac.
"When I speak to people I often find the term Anzac is misunderstood," she said.
"It is not a place, it is not a campaign, it is a bond that exists between two nations."
A feature of the Goodna service was the use of local schoolchildren to share their own feelings about Anzac day.
Westside Christian College captain Nathan Cutliffe and Justin Howarth, of St Augustines College, addressed the audience while students from Goodna State School and St Francis Xavier read the names of fallen soldiers from the Goodna area.
Goodna scout group was given the flag-raising honour, while Nathan Drury from West Moreton Anglican College played the Last Post.
Local poet Tony Caswell read an original poem about the struggles of a Korean War veteran.