Kay Cockrell and Ernie Jones lay wreathes at the Stanthorpe Remembrance Day service.
Kay Cockrell and Ernie Jones lay wreathes at the Stanthorpe Remembrance Day service. Liana Turner

Stanthorpe takes pause to remember

A LARGE crowd gathered at Stanthorpe's Remembrance Day service on Friday morning.

Norman Steele, who presented much of the service, welcomed good turnout for the morning of remembrance.

"It was really nice to see such a big crowd,” Mr Steele said.

"It was probably the biggest Remembrance Day we'd had for a while.

"We always hope to get a nice crowd.

"The support is still strong in the community.”

Stanthorpe RSL committee member Tom Page said as with Australia Day, support for Remembrance Day seemed to be growing stronger in recent years.

He said it was especially significant to see the younger generations keen to show their respects.

"We're now part of the older generation and ... it's good to see people remembering WWI, WWII, Korea and all conflicts since then,” Mr Page said.

Stanthorpe woman Anne Lindsay, whose father served in the Army, said the service was "moving”.

"We must never forget,” she said.

"While there's ward going on, there will always be lives lost and people to remember.”

There will be a Remembrance Concert held at the Stanthorpe Christian Fellowship on Amosfield Rd from 7pm tonight.

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