RESIDENTS, staff, family and friends commemorated Anzac Day with a service, slightly early on Thursday, April 21 at 10am.
Lieutenant Dean Orzanski and Ian Rickuss MP, Member for Lockyer delivered the Anzac Day address.
Lieutenant Dean Orzanski, who is training to be a helicopter pilot at Oakey where eventually he will be qualified to fly Blackhawk helicopters, comes from the same squadron as the helicopters that ferried people from Forest Hill to Gatton during the floods.
Lieutenant Dean Orzanski spoke of the Gallipoli landing and the way the mateship and Australian psyche have been bonded and formed from that time forward.
He also spoke of how Anzac Day has become important to all Australians, as a national day of remembrance for the fallen comrades and the men and women who have fought for the country.
Ian Rickuss MP, spoke of how proud he was of the young soldiers who turned up in the Lockyer after the devastating flood events in January 2011 and how the Anzac spirit lives on today in our young men and women involved in the armed services.
A lot of the Second World War veterans are now in care facilities, like Regis around Australia due to their age.
A lot of the residents of Regis remember the war quite vividly and there is many interesting stories to be listened to from the residents.