Pre­serv­ing and bet­ter­ing memo­rial

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE - BY ROBERT MUIR

A new door, which will con­tain a new, large plaque con­tain­ing the Ode, and names of the fallen to ap­pear in gold leaf let­ters will be fea­tures of Corowa’s War Memo­rial for this year’s Anzac Day.

To cost to­wards $5,000 the works are part of Corowa RSL Sub-Branch’s aim to pro­tect the mon­u­ment, and for ex­cel­lent rea­son­ing.

“We be­lieve in con­tin­u­ing the preser­va­tion of the memo­rial in re­spect of all those from the area who served their coun­try to pro­tect the free­dom of the na­tion,” RSL Pres­i­dent Martin Mag­ill told the Fee Press.

The 1922-erected mon­u­ment was reded­i­cated af­ter last be­ing re­stored by the Corowa RSL Sub-Branch and De­part­ment of Vet­eran Af­fairs ‘Our Her­itage - The Ser­vice’ pro­gram on Anzac Day 2001, when Ron Tidd was RSL Pres­i­dent.

Indigo Shire Anzac Day Ser­vices Ruther­glen

*5.55am Dawn Ser­vice Ceno­taph, Memo­rial Gar­dens; fol­lowed by break­fast at the Sup­per Room, Memo­rial Hall $5pp *8.55am March Com­mence from Jaspers cor­ner, Memo­rial Ser­vice and lay­ing of wreath at the War Memo­rial, Mur­ray Street, fol­lowed by lun­cheon and drinks Memo­rial Hall sup­per room.

Wah­gun­yah

*9.30am March Com­mence from School of Arts Hall, Fo­ord Street, im­me­di­ately fol­lowed by Com­mem­o­ra­tive Ser­vice and wreath-lay­ing at the Memo­rial Gar­den, cor­ner of Fo­ord and Mill Streets.

Res­i­dents of Corowa and district erected the mon­u­ment in mem­ory of the 110 men in this district who fought and died in the cause of lib­erty in the First and Sec­ond World Wars.

“It will be a huge bronze plaque with the Ode, in re­spect of the fallen, on the new door,” Mr Mag­ill said. “We had to get a new door and we’ve been im­pressed hav­ing seen gold leaf let­ter­ing.

“2018 is the Cen­te­nary of Armistice and we thought it a good idea to have it done on this mile­stone.”

The Armistice of 11/11/1918 was the armistice that ended fight­ing on land, sea and air in World War 1 be­tween the Al­lies and their last op­po­nent, Ger­many.

Corowa Anzac Day Ser­vice

5.45am As­sem­ble at Corowa Mon­u­ment for Dawn Ser­vice. The Gun­fire Break­fast tick­ets avail­able prior to and im­me­di­ately af­ter the Dawn Ser­vice. Gold coin do­na­tion per per­son prior to en­try. No ticket = no en­try to gun­fire break­fast. 9.15am As­sem­ble at School of Arts Hall, Wah­gun­yah for Wah­gun­yah Anzac Day Ser­vice. 10.30am As­sem­ble Corowa (Cnr Church and Sanger Street) prior to march to the Mon­u­ment. 12.45pm Anzac Day Lun­cheon. Tick­ets will be avail­able from re­cep­tion from April 1from the RSL Club re­cep­tion. Sub-Branch mem­bers $20 Non S/Branch mem­bers $25. Chil­dren $12.50.

Corowa RSL-Sub-Branch Pres­i­dent Martin Mag­ill at the town’s war memo­rial at the top end of Sanger Street.

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