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Chaplain Brett Rowe, resident Ross (holding wreath) and other Mareeba residents at Remembrance Day service. Image: contributed

Mareeba Remembers

Residents and staff from Mareeba Aged Care in Maclean paused to remember the sacrifice servicemen and women made for all Australians on Remembrance Day 2021.

This year is the 103rd anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War.

The day was held in gratitude for the courage of those Australians in our local community who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

To mark the event a Remembrance service was hosted by Mareeba’s Chaplain Brett Rowe. At the conclusion of the service a procession was held to Mareeba’s flagpole to observe and complete the laying of the wreath. During the service one minute’s silence was held to reflect on the more than 60,000 Australians who lost their lives in the First World War.

Mareeba’s Director of Nursing, Rachel Bennett said, “It’s an important day in the Mareeba calendar. Many of our residents have personal connections to Australia’s military history and it’s significant to come together and remember. We thank those in the Mareeba community who have served Australia with dignity and pride.”