Uniting in service and solidarity

Toogoolawah RSL is hosting a morning tea event each Wednesday at the Toogoolawah RSL Hall For veterans and any members of the public wishing to attend. Picture: TOOGOOLAWAH RSL

The Toogoolawah RSL will host a morning tea weekly on Wednesdays, providing veterans with a dedicated space to connect, communicate, and foster bonds among each other.

Spearheaded by Toogoolawah RSL facilities manager Graham Palmer, the weekly catchup will allow a supportive environment for veterans while appreciating their sacrifices and history.

“I served in the Australian Army for 47 years,” Mr Palmer said.

“I find veterans will talk amongst themselves, but they won’t talk to their families about their past service years.

“It’s also to raise some interest and awareness about the RSL. 

“There’s quite a lot of history here.”

Mr Palmer said the Toogoolawah RSL hall houses a wealth of historical documents showcasing the region’s rich history of return service personnel, with the RSL experiencing a growth of 35 members since February 2024.

“[The charge of Beersheba] during the First World War was one of the last cavalry charges in history, and some of the people from this area were members of that light brigade,” he said.

The veterans morning tea will he held at the Toogoolawah RSL Hall on Wednesdays at 9:30am.