Minister Unveils Eltham Avenue Of Honour

02 June 2015

Eltham’s Avenue of Honour has been restored to honour the centenary anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.

Nearly 100 years after the community planted more than 100 trees to mark the contribution made by the Nillumbik Anzacs, commemorative markers have been installed to pay tribute to local soldiers who served in World War I and the many conflicts since.

Today, Minister for Veterans, John Eren unveiled the official opening of the Eltham Avenue of Honour markers, which tell the tales of Nillumbik’s wartime contribution and ensure the legacy of servicemen and women is never forgotten. The Andrews Labor Government has contributed $11,000 to the important upgrade.

It is just one of the projects the Labor Government has funded as part of its Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Program. In total, nearly $250,000 will go towards repairing or restoring war memorials or avenues of honour.

There are more than 1200 war memorials across Victoria, and many more honour rolls. Of the 325 Avenues of Honour planted since World War I, approximately 50 remain – but many are either overgrown or in need of repair.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans, John Eren

“The Eltham Avenue of Honour markers is an opportunity for the community to learn more about a time in our nation’s history that should never be forgotten.”

“By ensuring these precious memories are passed on for future generations to understand, we remember their sacrifice.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eltham, Vicki Ward

“Eltham’s Avenue of Honour is a gentle commemoration of those who gave their lives for our country during war.”

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