Anzac Day 1935
CEREMONY AT TOOWONG.
FOR OUR DEAD.
Hear us, Son of God, O hear!
We approach thee for our dead:
Lead them in the vale of fear,
By Thy wings around them spread.
AN impressive not was lent at the Remembrance service at The Cross of Sacrifice and Stone of Remembrance, Toowong Cemetery, this morning [ 25 April 1935 ] by the purple robes of Canon Garland [ David John Garland ], who conducted the service, the scarlet and gold of many lodge insignia, the black robing of many mothers and the glint of an occasional medal, which usually found place on a feminine form.
“I must speak of the determination to keep up this holy day in Queensland,” said Canon Garland when opening his ceremony.
“The memory of those lives, 6,000 of them, should not evaporate.
“We hope that for generations to come, Anzac Day shall be observed as a holy day, and not an ordinary holiday.”
Continuing, the Canon spoke impressively of the landing at Gallipoli under “a tropical hailstorm of fire”.
“Their heroism, endurance, and sacrifice is surely worth revering and remembering.
“That spirit of heroism and bravery is what we need today.
“We have our difficulties; we have our difficulties in our collective life in our community, and our people.
“Let us remember the spirit displayed in those years of war.
“If we are to make this world a better place, the same sacrifice which we are honouring today must be felt and displayed.
“Let us forget ourselves and give to others what they need in the right spirit of goodwill and sacrifice.”
— from page 3 of “The Daily Standard” (Brisbane) of Anzac Day (25 April), 1935.