ARMISTICE DAY: Kingaroy veteran Doug Farmer with Wondai 135 Australian Army cadets at the 2018 Kingaroy Remembrance Day service.
ARMISTICE DAY: Kingaroy veteran Doug Farmer with Wondai 135 Australian Army cadets at the 2018 Kingaroy Remembrance Day service. Jessica McGrath

Hear the tunes of Armistice Day as towns gather to remember

THE South Burnett community gathered to commemorate the Armistice Day centenary over the weekend.

People gathered at various Remembrance Day services around the South Burnett to recognise those who had served in the wars since World War I.

Kingaroy special guest speaker Rear Admiral Brett Wolski AM from the Royal Australian Navy took time out to speak with the members of the 135 Australian Army Cadet Unit on November 11 in Memorial Park.

"It's very important they pick up so many of the skills in cadets, which are invaluable to them for the rest of their lives."

Music lovers gathered to listen to the South Burnett Community Orchestra's renditions of war-time songs at the Armistice Day concert on Saturday November 10.

Orchestra president Jane Kennedy said it was a beautiful moment when the choir were joined by cellist Aiden Raabe for Amazing Grace, who had been in the orchestra since Year 6.

"For all of us to sit back and watch him it was like watching that little brother, and the choir did such a wonderful job," she said.

 

Armistice Day Centenary: Armistice Day Centenary celebrations around the South Burnett.
Armistice Day Centenary: Armistice Day Centenary celebrations around the South Burnett.