Ceremony remembers Korean War sacrifice

A SINGLE poppy wreath laid at the Beaudesert cenotaph has marked the efforts of Australian troops in the Korean War. 

About 17,000 Australians served in the conflict, which ended 74 years ago today, with about about 340 killed and 1200 wounded in action.

A recitation of The Ode accompanied the cenotaph wreath laying, which took place from 11.30am today, Thursday, July 27.

COMMEMORATIVE PLATE: "Dedicated in honour of those men and women of this district who gave their valuable services both at home and aboard, who so ably helped towards victory in the Korean War, 1950 - 1952".

COMMEMORATIVE PLATE: "Dedicated in honour of those men and women of this district who gave their valuable services both at home and aboard, who so ably helped towards victory in the Korean War, 1950 - 1952".

Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch committee member Robert Maher, who helped organise the commemoration, said the gesture was important in remembering the sacrifices of those who served long ago.

He said services would occur throughout the year to mark other commemorative dates.

The Ode

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; 

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 

At the going down of the sun and in the morning 

We will remember them.

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