Remembrance Day 2017: In memory of the fallen

REMEMBRANCE Day on November 11 each year is a time to reflect on the actions of men and women who fought to make our country what it is today.

At the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month, Australians commemorate those who have lost their lives on the battlefield, particularly from World War I onwards.

It was at 11am on November 11, 1918 that the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of warfare.

Red poppies were adopted as an emblem of remembrance to honour and keep alive the memory of those who had died and as a bond between soldiers of Allied nations.

Services

At Logan Village, a service will be held at the Village Green from 10.40am on Saturday, November 11.

Logan Village State School captains will speak and councillor Laurie Koranski will read the war poem In Flanders Fields written during World War I by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae.

Drinks will be held at the RSL after the service.

The Jimboomba RSL Sub-Branch service will be at the Jimboomba Library, Honara Street at 10.30am.

The service will be followed by tea at the library.

The service at Greenbank RSL will start at 10.55am, in time for a minute’s silence.

Attendees are welcome to a morning tea and drinks after the service.