Tributes line war memorial

Wayne Sellick and Rod Strahan build the wall.
Wayne Sellick and Rod Strahan build the wall. Lee Gailer

THIRTY new bricks have been laid in historic Memorial Lane as the war-memorial project continues to line every panel with tributes to servicemen and women: the fallen and the dearly departed.

As Anzac Day draws closer and we openly remember and respect those in our community who have served in the armed services, these bricks remind residents and visitors of the growing number of families affected by war.

Families and friends of those who died at war, and returned servicemen and women who have since departed, are invited to commemorate their loved ones by buying a brick engraved with their names and service details.

Anyone with a deceased family member who served in the Australian or New Zealand armed corps may order a remembrance brick through Gympie RSL.

There is no need for your loved ones to have had any connections to the Gympie region for their name to go up on the wall. They also didn't have to serve at war to be eligible.

The opportunity to be remembered is not just available to those who served in the armed forces, but men and women who joined the National Service and the Reserves - army, navy or air force - in Australia and New Zealand are eligible to be remembered in Memorial Lane if they have passed on.

The cost is $50 per brick and information to be supplied to Gympie RSL is the person's name, where and in what capacity he or she served, date of birth and death and service number. The RSL will verify the information before sending off the order.

Gympie Times

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