Wednesday, 27 May 2020
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Anzac Day honoured in the Fassifern

The haunting sounds of the Last Post echoed around the streets of Boonah and Kalbar early Saturday morning as residents were seen by flickering candlelight in their driveways remembering those who had served and those who had fallen.

It was a most unusual Anzac Day observance but no less poignant. Social distancing restrictions were upheld while past and present service personnel were honoured for their sacrifice.

Many residents throughout the Scenic Rim also decorated letterboxes, fences, power poles and front lawns were decked out with flags, wreaths, poppies and many other Anzac Day style memorabilia.

In Kalbar, Captain Wes Bust from the Fassifern Salvation Army played the Last Post on his bugle at War Memorial in Engelsburg Park.

It happened at 6am and in the still, fog-filled air, the  sound of the bugle was heard all over Kalbar and beyond.

In Boonah, a siren sound was followed by the playing of the Last Post, and after a minute’s silence the notes of the Reveille, Advance Australia Fair and the New Zealand National Anthem were heard.

This too happened at 6am and the music came from the telescopic tower fitted with 32 speakers which were set up in Ross Martin’s backyard in Church Street.

One of the listeners who lives in Park Street said it seemed as if the music was coming from all corners of Boonah and another reported that they heard it from their home in Milford.

The music will be again be played at 11am in Boonah.

The Fassifern Salvation Army have also uploaded an online service onto their Facebook page.