Today, Saturday 11 November 2023, Logan remembered, because despite the rain, services across the city saw good numbers turn out.
Honouring all who have served and sacrificed for this nation, Logan held three official services, Beenleigh, Jimboomba, and Springwood, however more were being help at other memorials, such as Logan Central.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month marks the anniversary of the Armistice that ended fighting with Germany in World War I. As it was then and is now, it’s a time for all to remember those who have given their lives in service, including in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
The day in Logan was also popular for markets and other outdoor events with almost all stopping their day at 11am to pause for a minute silence.
“Ali and I joined Jim Chalmers MP, Linus Power MP, Cr Natalie Willcocks, and Cr Tim Frazer for a moving ceremony hosted by Greenbank RSL Sub Branch Inc., said Cr Jon Raven.
“Thanks to the cadets for their catafalque party discipline and to Donna Watts-Endresz who is a 32-year veteran of the RAAF who has only been retired from active service for 3 days. She gave a beautiful speech.”
Cr Mindy Russell was joined by Cr Miriam Stemp at the Springwood service while Deputy Mayor Laurie Koranski spent her morning at Logan Village.
“It was an honour to be part of this morning’s Logan Village RSL Sub Branch Remembrance Day service,” said Deputy Mayor Koranski.
“The rain, mostly, held out for much of the service.
“I am always so impressed by the thoughts shared by the Logan Village State School captains each year. This year was no exception, with captains Maranda and Kaiya sharing their own experiences with Remembrance Day,” she said.
Cr Teresa Lane spent her morning with Cameron Dick MP, Logan District Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Elders, and the Woodridge Scout Group.
“Many thanks to those who came to pay respects and remember,” said Cr Lane.
“Lest We Forget, Logan Central Remembrance Day 2023.”