Remembrance Day 2019: Jimboomba and Greenbank services reflect on those who made ultimate sacrifice

A MOMENT of quiet reflection spread across Remembrance Day ceremonies at Jimboomba and Greenbank as hundreds paid tribute to those who served Australia in pursuit of peace.

RESPECT: Jimboomba RSL Sub Branch Master of Ceremonies Lance Lorraway, Michael Gray, Logan MP Linus Power, and Wright MP Scott Buchholz. Photo: Jacob Wilson

RESPECT: Jimboomba RSL Sub Branch Master of Ceremonies Lance Lorraway, Michael Gray, Logan MP Linus Power, and Wright MP Scott Buchholz. Photo: Jacob Wilson

This year marked 101 years since the Armistice to end World War I was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of November.

When Germany signed a truce with France in 1918, it was hoped to be the "war to end all wars" but this did not come to pass.

Millions died on both sides of the bloody World War II conflict from 1930-1945.

The Jimboomba Remembrance Day service was held at the Cenotaph outside the Jimboomba Library while the Greenbank Service was held at the RSL's memorial gardens.

Jimboomba RSL Sub Branch vice president Marcus Bruty said Remembrance Day was a special, solemn and significant day on the calendar.

"It is a time when we can quietly reflect upon not only World War I, but the end of all conflicts leading up to today and remembering all those service people who not only served but sacrificed their lives," he said.

"This is case today in the modern context when you think of what the Australian Defence Force has done over the past 10 years in the Middle East and Afghanistan."

Lance Lorraway spoke as the Master of Ceremonies while Wright MP Scott Buchholz, Logan MP Linus Power, the Flagstone State School choie and representatives from Emmaus College attended the Jimboomba service.

The Greenbank RSL Sub Branch Remembrance Day service included an 11 Army Cadet unit Catafalque party, Benediction and Ode of Remembrance.

Sub Branch treasurer Stewart Rae was the Master of Ceremonies while co-vice president Dominic Higgins delivered an address.

Co-vice president Noel Brown said Remembrance Day was a different experience for everyone.

"Some people are there to remember those who served, others remember their relatives and some are remembering their own service. I will remember my mates lost in Vietnam, the war dogs and animals. I will also remember those presently serving in Afghanistan and Iraq and what they do and suffer for our freedom.

"It is about paying respect to anyone who has served in the defence force."

Mr Brown said while majority of people would remember the end of World War I, it was important to reflect on other lesser known conflicts.

"We remember all those who served in conflicts in Crimea, Boer, Afghanistan, Somalia, East Timor and others. Some people did 45 years in the army but never worked in conflict, but they did work hard to support those who served in conflict."

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