One hundred years of heroes
BOTTLE trees lining the streets of Roma are omnipresent today, a large living memorial for local soldiers who have died in battles far from the wide streets, shaded with their memory.
Saturday marked a century of the aptly-named Heroes’ Avenue, when on this day, our town planted the first of many trees in memory of young men who never returned from Gallipoli, France, and Belgium, where their bodies remain.
Dignitaries from the RSL and government made speeches and laid wreathes at the ceremony, and Governor of Queensland, Paul de Jersey AC, unveiled new plaques for the memorial.
This is the Governor’s first visit to Roma, and his wife Kay joined him for the trip.
Heroes’ Avenue is a heritage-listed memorial.
KEEPING TRADITION ALIVE: Roma’s Light Horse Brigade parades through the streets.