Beaudesert High commemorates Anzac Day

BEAUDESERT High School students and staff paid tribute at their Anzac Day ceremony this morning to those servicemen and women who served in times of conflict.

Several students wore their family members’ war medals to commemorate the sacrifices that earned them.

Deputy principal Damian O’Brien led the service with a speech about his son who served in Afghanistan before returning home.

“He served for seven months there but to me it felt like seven years,” he said.

“It was terrifying.

“Every time the phone rang or there was a knock at the door, I always thought it would be bad news.”

Mr O’Brien said it was important to remember those who went to war and to respect those serving for our country.

Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch president Errol Guilfoyle presented a bugle to Beaudesert High’s school captains to ensure Anzac Day traditions would continue.

The assembly held in the multi-purpose hall was followed by a wreath-laying ceremony on the oval.

Medal-wearers, student leaders, Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch representatives and special guest Major Carl Edwards stood proudly as Jimboomba community cadets raised the flag.

Mr Guilfoyle and junior vice captains Brooke Heit and Aidan Hill and school captains Madeleine Johnston and Tom Cheevers laid wreaths at the ceremony before the Last Post and Reveille was played once more.