Yuleba to unveil new memorial at ANZAC Day 2016

DSC_0023

As our towns get ready to remember the ANZACs, Yuleba have been preparing to honour those fallen by building a new Cenotaph War Memorial.

Funded by the Queensland Anzac Centenary Community Grants Program, the Yuleba Cenotaph War Memorial will be officially opened on Monday April 25 during the ANZAC day services.

Paul Masson, President of the Yuleba Development Group says the new memorial gives a chance for the community to remember those who gave their lives in the war.

“For people are going through Yuleba, it’s really worth while because it’s one of a kind and it’s spectacular,” Mr Masson said.

Located at Garth Cox Park, the memorial  features the names of those involved in WWI, WWII and other conflicts, WWI light horseman and a poem from a local solider inscribed onto the black granite stone.

DSC_0027

After researching the names of local soliders, the Yuleba Development Group decided to add 17 new names that had previously been forgotten.

“Soliders who were not on the honour roll who came from Yuleba, came from the Yuleba area and worked in the area,” Mr Masson said.

The war memorial will be officially opened at the 9.15 am Memorial Service on Monday April 25.

If you’re wondering what’s happening and where throughout the day, check out the Anzac Day services you can attend.