LEST WE FORGET: South Burnett Regional Council Mayor Keith Campbell encourages people to take time to reflect on Anzac Day.
LEST WE FORGET: South Burnett Regional Council Mayor Keith Campbell encourages people to take time to reflect on Anzac Day. Michael Nolan

Mayor challenges community to keep Anzac spirit alive

THE greatest challenge for us all is to live out the Anzac spirit in our everyday lives.

This is according to South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell who said the Anzac spirit was still alive today and would be on display as people took the time to remember the fallen this week.

"We honour those who have fallen in times of conflict when we give and serve others as they did for us," Cr Campbell said.

"I believe we are blessed in the South Burnett to have so many who give of their time and themselves to assist worthy causes and help others.

"Anzac Day is a call to transcend in silence and contemplate the great personal loss of someone's father, husband, son or friends killed in defence of our freedom and to demonstrate how much I value the bravery of those who served."

South Burnett residents will have the opportunity to attend one of the many Anzac Day services around the region on Thursday.

"For a lot of people, they have no personal experience of war and therefore no way of knowing the anguish of separation from loved ones," Cr Campbell said.

"To be involved in an Anzac Day service demonstrates our thanks for all that was done to preserve the freedom that we enjoy in this country."

South Burnett Regional Council commends the RSL sub-branches and other community members who have worked hard to ensure Anzac Day is commemorated.

A council representative will be present at each of the region's Anzac services to stand with the community and honour those who gave their all for their country.