Quirindi will play a part in a project to remember our war heroes.
A soil sample, taken from near the town’s War Memorial Clock, will be sent to the Anzac Memorial at Hyde Park in Sydney.
“As part of a display being put together to mark the centenary of WWI, a plaque for every town, suburb and locality around NSW that enlistees gave as their place of address is being forged,” Cr Doug Hawkins said.
“This soil sample will sit alongside the place name of the area it was collected and approximately 1700 plaques will be displayed en masse around the walls of the Hall of Service.
“When completed, visitors to the Memorial will be able to view interesting information on each listed location via digital devices.
“Information will include the details and date the local soil was collected, the names of every enlistee who gave that location as their home address, and pinpointed maps showing the local area and its surrounding memorials and schools,” he said.
The RSL Sub-Branch has also collected samples from Wallabadah and Tamworth.
“To be completed as the Centenary of Anzac draws to a close, the Centenary Project will be a respectful addition to the Anzac Memorial, and introduce stunning new features which will serve to enhance the Memorial’s reputation as a New South Wales landmark and importantly provide yet another memorial to our local people who enlisted to serve in WW1,” Cr Hope said.
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