Councillors back RSL memorial plan
GYMPIE Regional Council will be urged to help the city’s RSL Sub-Branch to help commemorate the war service of deceased veterans.
Councillors at this week’s Works and Services Committee meeting agreed with a staff submission that council should support “this excellent project,” with council support involving some modifications to the Reef Street end of Gympie’s unique Memorial Lane.
The committee received a letter from Sub-Branch secretary Bob Stretton seeking council co-operation in creating walls of remembrance for the benefit of people wishing to pay “lasting tribute to family members and friends who have been in the armed forces.”
“It is planned to fill (walls at that end of the lane) with pavers, each bearing the particulars of a deceased person who has served in the military forces,” Mr Stretton said in the letter.
Mr Stretton told the committee that the spaces would be open for the commemoration of “all deceased ex-service personnel, no matter where they served, whether they went overseas or were in the Reserves.” Councillors agreed to back the proposal.