War memorial path given name

Douglas Valeriani recommended that the pathway leading to the Wanneroo War Memorial be named the
Douglas Valeriani recommended that the pathway leading to the Wanneroo War Memorial be named the "Walk of Remembrance". Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d419429

The name was suggested by Wanneroo Joondalup RSL warden and WA Naval Association of Australia secretary Douglas Valeriani.

Mr Valeriani, who has raised the flag at the memorial every day for the past eight years, said the path had not been named before and Walk of Remembrance felt ‘fitting’.

‘I firmly believe that today’s citizens owe a great debt to those that made the supreme sacrifice so we can enjoy our life in freedom,’ he said.

‘I once saw a saying, ‘We gave up our tomorrows, so you could have your todays’. This is so true.’

Wanneroo Cr Dot Newton presented a report to name the path and it received unanimous support at the April 29 council meeting.

‘The naming of the pathway will acknowledge that this area has our respect for those men and women who gave their lives in order that we may live in freedom,’ the report said.

The naming will require about $500 depending on the materials for the signage.