A mov­ing cer­e­mony

Brave truck driv­ers are re­mem­bered

Gatton Star - - Life -

HUN­DREDS at­tended the an­nual Lights on the Hill Truck­ing Me­mo­rial at Lake Apex to pay their re­spects to those who have lost their lives do­ing their job.

Lights on the Hill pres­i­dent Ker­ryWilkins de­liv­ered a mov­ing speech to hon­our the old and 65 new names of truck driv­ers the wall de­serve ev­ery­thing,” he said.

“We’ve ar­ranged for peo­ple to go down the cafe and mu­seum at the cul­tural cen­tre, for a gold coin do­na­tion.

“Come down and have a look and show your chil­dren just what these peo­ple on the wall used to do. Thank you for at­tend­ing to­day and pay­ing re­spects to these very im­por­tant peo­ple.”

Lock­yer Val­ley Mayor Steve Jones said the event was very spe­cial, in or­der to recog­nise and re­spect those passed and to hon­our the in­cred­i­bly brave ev­ery­day Aus­tralians who con­tinue to risk their lives ev­ery day.

PHOTOS: FRAN­CIS WITSENHUYS­EN

PAY­ING RE­SPECTS: Lights on the Hill pres­i­dent Kerry Wilkins de­liv­ers a mov­ing speech, hon­our­ing the 65 new names added to the wall, to an au­di­ence of hun­dreds pay­ing their re­spects to those lost on the roads.

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