LOGAN students have become stars of the digital world with a contemporary take on a Remembrance Day eulogy that honours those who served and sacrificed their lives for Australia.
Primary, high and special school students took turns reading lines from former Prime Minister Paul Keating’s moving 1993 eulogy to the Unknown Soldier.
Remembrance Day marks the Armistice which ended World War I. It is celebrated on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The film went up on Thursday at 5.20pm. By this morning at 11am, it had clocked about 11,000 views.
Browns Plains 12-year-old Caitlyn Stroud is one of dozens of students who took part.
Caitlyn’s mum Mel Jones is a teacher’s aid at Browns Plains State School where Caitlyn is a year six student.
She said her daughter’s great great grandfather served in Papua New Guinea during World War II and her daughter participated in events like Anzac Day with the school each year, laying wreaths.”
“It means a lot to her and it’s something we talk about a lot,” Ms Jones said.
“She was excited to take part in the eulogy project. She spent all weekend learning her lines.”
The project was organised by Rankin MP Jim Chalmers, a Federal MP for the ALP and the shadow Finance Minister, to mark the 100th anniversary of armistice.
“All the students were eager to honour service men and women and took on this project with an overwhelming sense of respect,” Mr Chalmers said.
“These students are a credit to our community and a timely reminder that the sacrifices of our service personnel will live on in the memories of generations to come.”
See the video here
Participating schools included Browns Plains, Crestmead and Marsden State Schools and Marsden High. The rest that took part were: Calamvale Special School, Springwood Central State School, Woodridge State Primary School, Rochedale South State School, Browns Plains High School, Mabel Park State School, Mabel Park State High School, Kingston State College, Logan City Special School, Harris Fields State School, Calvary Christian College, Stretton State College, Woodridge High, John Paul College, Calamvale Community College, St Peter's Catholic Primary, Burrowes State School, Crestmead State School, Algester State School, Berrinba East State School, St Edwards Primary School, Daisy Hill, Springwood High, Daisy Hill, St Paul's Catholic Primary, School, Woodridge Groves Christian College, St Francis College, Springwood Road State School, and Woodridge North State School.
Logan will mark Remembrance Day with a variety of services and events.
Sunday services can be found at:
Jimboomba: WW1 cenotaph, Jimboomba Library, 10.45am
Logan Village: War memorial on the Village Green, 10.30am
Beaudesert: Palm Gardens memorial, 10.40am
Canungra: DJ Smith Park, 10.45am
North Tamborine: Circle of Remembrance, 10.45am
Greenbank RSL: Memorial Gardens, 10.55am