Killarney, Tanny pay their respects to the Anzacs
KILLARNEY RSL Sub Branch president Mr Jim Domjahn said he was overwhelmed with the attendance at the services that they held yesterday.
The Killarney Dawn Service would have seen around 130 people attend where Reviewing Officer Robert Wright spoke on the meaning of the Dawn Service.
The Killarney Recreation Club served up around 100 breakfast after the dawn service before RSL Sub Branch members and family attended the service at the Killarney Cemetery laying Poppies on the graves of Fallen Soldiers.
The Tannymorel Cenotaph saw another large crowd turn out for the service for the small community where Sub Branch member Mr Bill Caton read the poem "The Name Anzac" before Isabelle Walken-Brown and Max Grayson read the First and Second Resolutions.
Mr Domjahn said it was great to have the 2949 RQR from Warwick back with us this year to form the Catapult Party at both the Killarney and Tannymorel Services.
The main service in Killarney started with the Anzac Day March along Willow Street to the Killarney Cenotaph as the Reviewing Officer Mr Robert Wright took the Salute at the Old National Bank Building.
Killarney RSL President Jim Domjahn said the crowd looked bigger than last year saying there would have been around 400 people in attendance.
The service was led by Mr Domjahn with Killarney State School Captains Jacob Polzin and Damon Goodwin reading the First and Second Resolutions with RSL Sub Branch Chaplain Rosemary Peterson present scripture reading and prayer with Deputy President Noel Fletcher reading the Supreme Sacrifice.
In his address to the crowd Reviewing Officer Mr Robert Wright spoke on the meaning of the Anzacs.
His speech was set around, Time dims the memory of ordinary events, but not great events. In a Nations history great events wether in peace or war live on in our memories regardless of time.
Mr Wright said as we reflect on the 100 years next year we should also spare our thoughts and prayers for the families of those we lost.
The Killarney RSL Sub Branch and Killarney State School were part of the RSL's Community Link in the Volunteer Remembrance Contingent.
School children wore Representative Badges of the World War 1 Soldiers that names lay on the Killarney Cenotaph and laid Poppies during the service.
Mr Domjahn said the morning finished with a great morning tea at the RSL Hall put on by the Killarney RSL Ladies Auxiliary.
The Killarney RSL Sub Branch raffle of the Anzac Towel was won by Wayne Nicholls.
The winners of the Ladies Auxiliary Multi Raffle were Noel Fletcher, Brian Lipp, Bernice Ragh, Michelle Pullen, Jim McGrath, Lesley Harland, Marlene Stonehouse, Fran Harland, Paul Graham, Jan Carlson, Bruce Schelbach, John Towells, Peter Ripley, Naralein Davies and Stephen Reid.