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Plaque to re­mem­ber sol­diers

South Waikato News - - Community Cookbook -

Ti­rau res­i­dents now have a me­mo­rial plaque to pay trib­ute to ser­vice­men and women who fought and took part in peace keep­ing mis­sions around the world. Cost­ing around $500 RSA District Pres­i­dent Clive Collingwood has in­stalled a plaque out­side the War Me­mo­rial Hall. A spe­cial ded­i­ca­tion will take place on AN­ZAC day. Mea­sur­ing 2.2 me­tres long and 300 mil­lime­tres Collingwood said it was time Ti­rau had some­thing to ac­knowl­edge New Zealand’s role. “I think the feed­back will be good. I’m pretty im­pressed with it.” Med­i­cal per­son­nel and peace keep­ers have also been rec­og­nized. A to­tal of $250 has come from the may­oral fund and Collingwood will be re­im­bursed by the Mata­mata RSA. “At the end of the day it is part of the me­mo­rial.” A num­ber of plaques with the names of sol­diers hang on the walls in­side the hall but Collingwood said the out­side was bland and needed some­thing else. “I wanted some­thing there and be­ing the cen­te­nary pe­riod I thought it was ideal.”

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