Weekend horse ride honours fallen soldiers
LAST night about 50 horse riders set up camp at Hassons Creek, ready to start the journey to Gordonbrook Station where they will honour fallen soldiers under trees planted for men who fought in World War I.
Brian Bultitude said from the station they would continue on the next day to Copmanhurst, where they would gather for the Remembrance Day service.
For the Copmanhurst community, this will be a special day as it marks the first officially organised services at the memorial.
“We’ve had a few scratchy ones,” Mr Bultitude said.
“I hope this one will be the first of many.”
The RSL and Copmanhurst community has put a lot of effort into the memorial, holding their first Anzac Day service in a long time earlier this year.
Recently, new lights were installed at the site to light up the memorial at night.
“We’ve been working on the memorial for two years,” Mr Bultitude said.
“Local RSL members and the community have been involved in the restorations.”
Mr Bultitude said everyone was welcome to join the community at the memorial for Remembrance Day.
COMMUNITY PRIDE: Copmanhurst’s first officially organised services at the newly restored memorial will take place on Sunday.