Come together to show true colours
MEMBERS of the Lockyer Valley region turned out in droves last Wednesday to honour the Australian spirit and honour the tireless efforts of our finest citizens.
Vintage cars with flags waving in the hot, humid air at the Laidley Pioneer Village and complete strangers that may not have known one another now sat under a marquee chatting over tea and a sausage and egg sandwich.
Girls with blue and red ribbon in their hair surrounded by people with t-shirts, hats and tattoos of the flag gathered on the grass to watch the citizenship and Australia Day ceremonies.
As Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor, Steve Jones, took the stage with CEO Ian Flint, they spoke of the difficult times experienced by many in the past few weeks, and to support one another by banding together.
“It is about strangers displaying values of mateship and random acts of kindness that define society,” Mr Flint said.
One minute of silence was observed to keep those who had suffered in mind and a father and child waved a flag in solemnity as Cr Jones began the citizenship ceremony and talked about the importance of being and becoming an Australian.