11 Nov 2010

Official Opening of AVENUE of HONOUR

The Right Honourable Joanne Duncan (MLA-Macedon) cut the ribbon to officially announce the commencement of the AVENUE of HONOUR between the townships of Romsey and Lancefield.

The Romsey Lancefield RSL in a joint project with the Romsey Lancefield Rotary Club Inc have worked hard over the past three years to bring this vision to fruition.

About fifteen people from the community were in attendance as RSL President John Lynch spoke of the sacrifice and the many military events Australian men and women have and continue to be involved in.

As (PP) Greg Powell (Romsey Lancefield Rotary Club) said today in his welcoming speech:

"I’d like to thank former (PP) Chris Giles for his vision to establish the Avenue of Honour during his presidential year in Rotary to commemorate the many military events across all major wars and conflicts in which our men and women have served. Also to (PP) Rod Frost who continued to actively promote this vision in his Rotary Presidential year with support from President John Lynch and the Romsey RSL.

By launching our Avenue of Honour on Remembrance Day our aim is to support an ever-growing desire by Australians to recognise the sacrifices of members of our armed forces and civilians in times of war in a variety of ways.

We are extremely fortunate to live in a democratic country that continues to experience peace and harmony. Let us hope that our Avenue of Honour serves to remind us all that we live in a democratic country, which values the importance of freedom as a basic human right".

Greg went on to say: "The Rotary Club truly appreciates the support and wealth of knowledge that President John Lynch and his fellow Romsey RSL members bring to this joint project. We are honoured to have this opportunity to establish a major landmark that will be enjoyed and appreciated by generations to come.

Special thanks to Liz Dormontt from Chess Property for supporting this cause through the production of this Commemorative Billboard."

 

See some photographs in the About Romsey tab of this website under Avenue of Honour.
 

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