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Remembering those who served

11/11/2016
Rememberance day

On Friday 11th November, the Stanthorpe State High School community paused to remember.  "Why do we find ourselves, students and staff in a regional Queensland school, holding a ceremony to mark an event [WWI] 98 years later? The answer is simple: we come to remember; we come to honour; we come to give thanks for the many men and women who gave their lives in war so that we may know peace. Anonymous strangers to us, most of whom died long before you were born – but we will remember. Men and women from diverse backgrounds whose lives were cut short, and we will honour. To the soldiers, the sailors and air force personnel; to medical staff and civilians too – we give thanks." (extract from Mr Moore's assembly address). We remember and now understand the significance of Australians at war in Vietnam 50 years ago through Mrs Kelly's address and Mrs Wenban spoke to students about the experiences of her Grandfather in WWI and his suffering after. They were poignant reminders of why we should remember. Lest We Forget.