New monuments remember those who have fallen

RSL ceremonial advisor Arthur Stanton, Mayor Logan Howlett and Cockburn RSL president Digger Cleak on Remembrance Avenue.
RSL ceremonial advisor Arthur Stanton, Mayor Logan Howlett and Cockburn RSL president Digger Cleak on Remembrance Avenue.

COCKBURN Central’s Remembrance Avenue has been decorated by commemorative monuments in recognition of Australia’s military history.

36 plinths have been installed on both sides of the street, turning it into a memorial walk which immortalises Australia’s involvement in conflicts throughout history.

Each pillar commemorates a particular conflict which involved Australian forces and includes the number of Australian veterans involved, wounded and killed.

The dedications range from the European and Aboriginal Conflict from 1788-1809 to present day struggles such as the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

Cockburn RSL president Digger Cleak praised the project and said it was a significant monument for remembrance.

“I would like to compliment the City of Cockburn for having the initiative to provide a lasting memorial for future generations to enjoy, appreciate and also learn of the dedication of servicemen and women who were willing to pay a huge sacrifice so that our country remains free,” he said.

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said they were proud to memorialise the sacrifice of |Australians in times of war and peace.

“I would like to acknowledge the many local veterans who helped drive this project. The completion of this memorial walk is testament to your passion, dedication and commitment,” he said.

The project was funded by the City’s developer contribution plan.

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