Week­end horse ride hon­ours fallen sol­diers

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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.

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