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Coolum Peregian RSL sub-branch president Bill Powell and Bill McIntyre pay their respects on Remembrance Day. Photo: Mike Garry/scw1179a
Coolum Peregian RSL sub-branch president Bill Powell and Bill McIntyre pay their respects on Remembrance Day. Photo: Mike Garry/scw1179a

A bigger than expected crowd of around 70 people turned up to the Coolum -Peregian RSL’s Remembrance Day service on Tuesday.

Sub-branch president Bill Powell said he had expected only about 20 people because Remembrance Day this year fell on a week day.

“I had to rush around and do more programs,” he said.

Mr Powell believes the day holds a special significance for many people at the moment because they have family members or friends serving in many of the world’s trouble spots, including Afghanistan.

He said Remembrance Day was not a celebration of war but the honouring of those who died for their country.


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