Preserving and bettering memorial
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.
*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.