Commemorating Anzac Day at RFBI

Sonia Lim 26 Apr 2023
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Each year RFBI honours and recognises those who served us during World War I, some of which include our residents and their loved ones. On 25 April like many people across Australia, we observed a minute of silence to pay tribute to those who fought and sacrificed for their countries.

We think it is important each year to pay homage to the people within our villages who served, and their loved ones and friends who sacrificed, through special commemorative ceremonies and activities across our locations.

This year we listened to some of the memories and experiences of some inspiring individuals across our villages. We appreciate them taking the time to sharing their stories with us.

We’ve also been privileged with the creativity of staff and residents who knitted or crocheted poppies for display in the villages. In RFBI Coffs Harbour Masonic Village, our Quality Officer, Kim, crocheted more than 60 beautiful poppies for residents to enjoy during a service and morning tea held. In RFBI Leeton Masonic Village, our resident, Marj, knitted 50 red poppies for residents. Thank you for your creative contribution!

We had special guests visit, readings from staff and residents, and singalongs – it was a beautiful way to commemorate those who gave so much to our country.

We believe these ceremonies serve as a reminder of the importance of preserving the legacy of our heroes who fought for our freedom and values.

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