Staff and Residents of Rockpool Morayfield came together on Saturday April 25th to remember the sacrifices that brave men and women made for our country.
Rockpool had a Dawn service at 4:30AM where residents laid wreaths and lit candles in remembrance outside in the garden. Our morning service commenced at 10AM with opening statements and sung the National Anthem with residents laying wreaths outside by the pond. This was then followed by “The Ode” delivered by Resident Robert Nelson (Vietnam Veteran) where the Australian flag was lowered to half-mast until noon when a minute of silence was observed by everyone on site. Resident Gina McFarlane read “In Flanders Field” while the flag was raised to the masthead until sunset. Our farewell was done by playing Amazing Grace.
In our current climate we were able to be innovate in how we approached Anzac Day that maintained Resident health and wellbeing. Our service was done over the PA system that is heard everywhere in our home and residents stood in their doorways if able in keeping with social distancing guidelines. A huge thank you goes out to all of our staff who helped to make this day as memorable as possible.