Kooralbyn’s tribute to fallen soldiers | PHOTOS

James Tyson, Reid Stevens and Kevin Butcher. Photo by Keer Moriarty.
James Tyson, Reid Stevens and Kevin Butcher. Photo by Keer Moriarty.

A moving Anzac service led by Kooralbyn Valley RSL Sub Branch President Brian McInnis saw a large crowd gathered to pay their respects.

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Veterans, soldiers from the 100th Army Cadet Unit in Beaudesert, Kooralbyn International School students and emergency services members were amongst those who marched from the school to the memorial.

Helen Stevens’ address reminded those present of the hardship the Anzac soldiers went through and how this battle forged a National identity.

Typhoon Le Garde, a 14 year old student from Kooralbyn International School played the bugle and represented his  grandfather who fought in Vietnam and sadly passed away in May last year.

A fly past of three historical aircraft and the release of doves in memory of peace and renewal of life completed the service.

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