Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale
Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale Rob Williams

Pisasale on Monday: The fallen remembered

I WAS honoured to lay a wreath commemorating all the Australian lives lost in the service of our nation at this week's Remembrance Day service held by the RSL Ipswich Sub Branch.

By remembering and honouring our fallen we understand how precious the peace and prosperity our nation enjoys truly is.

Ipswich has a distinguished history of supporting our troops which continues with our close ties to RAAF Base Amberley.

I was honoured this week to present City of Ipswich Service and Sacrifice coins to the families of serving personnel at the Book of Appreciation event at Goodna Services Club.

This book is filled with messages of thanks, love and support for the RAAF Amberley and army members deployed overseas.

It was great to attend the East Ipswich Probus Club meeting last Monday to talk about the fantastic things going on around Ipswich. A big reason for the boom is the support of community groups for our city.

On Friday, we welcomed the little ones to East Ipswich State School Prep Mini-Ball. It was sweet to see the kids dressed up and having a great time.

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, especially at Friday night's Carols on the Green function at Brothers Leagues Club with the official turning on of the Christmas Lights hosted by Brothers and St Edmund's College.

I was honoured to join the Tzu Chi foundation yesterday distributing care packages for those in need at Goodna. I'd like to thank Tzu Chi for continuing to show care and compassion to our city.

Over the weekend I attended an official naming ceremony for Peter Napier Park in Brookwater. Peter was a long-serving member of council's staff and this park is in remembrance of his life.

The MH370 disaster left us all shocked and saddened. On Saturday, I attended the unveiling of a plaque in memory of Robert and Catherine Lawton of Camira who lost their lives.

It was great to attend the ALARA Jets Presentation night. I'd like to thank the Jets for supporting this wonderful organisation and congratulations on your touch footy team being named a finalist in the 2015 Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association Awards.

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