News

Milestone march for veterans

MILESTONE MARCH: Veterans are set to come together at Bribie Island's 25th Veterans Day event.
MILESTONE MARCH: Veterans are set to come together at Bribie Island's 25th Veterans Day event. Contributed

VETERANS and guests are set to come together to remember the Battle of Long Tan at Bribie Island's 25th Vietnam Veterans Day event.

Vietnam Veterans Association secretary Jock Young said the day was all about honouring and remembering those who have served in Vietnam.

"The main reason for Vietnam Veterans Day is to honour and remember those who went to Vietnam and especially those who gave their lives," Mr Young said.

"It also enables mates to get together again.

"It's a chance to catch up for a lot of veterans and their guests."

Mr Young said it was special to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event but the association had decided to keep the day traditional to past events.

"Every one of these days are special," he said.

"Of course hosting Bribie's 25th Vietnam Veterans Day is an important milestone though.

"But the only thing that's new is we're older and maybe not as brisk when we march."

The Vietnam Veterans Day march and service will take place on August 18 with the march starting at the Bribie Island Sports Club at 4.05pm and leading down to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park where the service will begin at 4.20pm.

Mr Young suggests arriving for the march at 3.55pm to ensure everyone is organised on time.

Drivers should be warned that several roads will be closed for around 30 minutes but detours will be in place.

For further information, phone the Vietnam Veterans Association Secretary on 34080405.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES

Toorbul St, Bongaree between Foster Str and the roundabout at Spowers and McDonald streets will be closed from 3.50pm until 4.20pm on Friday, August 18

Webster and Campbell streets will also be closed at the Toorbul St end.

This road should be closed for approximately 30 minutes.

There is a detour available along South Esplanade and Spowers St.

 

MILESTONE MARCH: Veterans and guests are set to come together to remember the Battle of Long Tan at Bribie Island's 25th Vietnam Veterans Day event.
MILESTONE MARCH: Veterans and guests are set to come together to remember the Battle of Long Tan at Bribie Island's 25th Vietnam Veterans Day event. Contributed

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Wilson's thrilling win at Tahiti ignites world title claims

CHAMP: Julian Wilson won the Billabong Pro Tahiti to move to fifth in the world rankings.

'I was already enjoying myself on tour but now even more-so.'

Mum killed by truck an 'amazing, lovely, caring friend'

Sharon Cuthbert was killed after being hit by a truck in Coolum on July 27.

Tributes come pouring in for a Coolum woman who died last night

Why this hall's celebration is more a lament

THE Coolum Community Hall in its original location on the David Low Way where McDonald's now stands. Photo: Blair McNamara.

Why for one community hall festival won't be a celebration

Local Partners

Queensland freezes as temps fall as low as -3.7°C

QUEENSLAND towns have shivered through the coldest morning in two years today as other parts of the state dropped to below freezing temperatures.

REVEALED: Liam Gallagher is coming to Falls Festival

English musician, singer, and songwriter, former lead singer of the rock band Oasis, Liam Gallagher performs during his concert at National Olympic Sports Center in Beijing, China, 10 August 2017.

He revealed the news ahead of the official line up announcement

Jemma's bewitching voice

STAGE PRESENCE: Suzie Mathers and Jemma Rix in a scene from Wicked The Musical.

Wicked musical theatre star Jemma Rix has released her debut album.

This laughter yoga video will have you in fits of giggles

BEST MEDICINE: Karen Flannery is spreading happiness through laughter throughout Hervey Bay.

New members needed for a laughing good time

Reese Witherspoon on being a ‘has-been’ at 36

REESE Witherspoon might have an Oscar on her mantle and made millions at the box office but that hasn’t stopped people declaring her career is over.

RECAP: Game of Thrones s7 e6 - Beyond the Wall

Kristofer Hivju, Kit Harington, Iain Glen, Paul Kaye and Joe Dempsie in a scene from Game of Thrones.

*Warning this story contains spoilers about today's new episode*

Paul Kelly announces massive Australian tour

Paul Kelly is going on a 16-date national tour in November.

Music legend thrills fans with the announcement of a massive tour.

Survivor twist bound to shock

Sunshine Coast mum-of-three Tara Pitt.

TARA Pitt benefited from a shock twist on Australian Survivor.

The Block goes back to school with gorgeous kids rooms

Ronnie and Georgia's winning kids bedroom in a scene from The Block.

ONE magical bedroom received the first perfect score of the season.

What's on the small screen this week

Rob Collins and Jessica Marais in a scene from season two of The Wrong Girl.

JESSICA Marais returns in The Wrong Girl.

Playing Tom Cruise's wife was a dream for Sarah Wright

Tom Cruise and Sarah Wright in American Made.

The actress stars opposite Cruise in the action comedy

Investors quick to snap up property in key growth corridor

High-profile commercial site sells at auction for $4.920m

EXPLAINED: What the 'Costco effect' means for Ipswich

PRICE WARS: A Costco store similar to this one in Canberra, is planned for Ipswich.

Exclusive 'cult' about to change how families do grocery shopping

4800 homes to be built in massive new Coast estate

Masterplanned community full steam ahead - it's not Caloundra South

Open for inspection homes August 17 - 23

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection.

Airbnb, Stayz and co tipped to squeeze Coast housing market

HOLIDAY BOOM: Airbnb letting is putting a further squeeze on long-term rentals.

Councils exploring options to manage the industry

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!