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Towering 20 feet high, the ‘Victory Woman’, carved from Italian marble, has stood in Sale for 100 years; the magnificent memorial that is the Sale and District Cenotaph was erected to honour those fallen in conflict during World War 1, paying tribute to their bravery and sacrifice.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester attended a centennial ceremony on Saturday, hosted by the Sale RSL and Community Sub-branch, commemorating 100 years since the historic unveiling of the Cenotaph on June 15, 1924.

“For almost four decades, the Victory Woman stood proudly on the corner of Raymond and Foster Street, but in 1963, it was moved to its current location after being damaged in a vehicle accident,” Mr Chester said.

“The Cenotaph’s role has been extended to recognise the service and sacrifice of all who have served in the ADF and is the main gathering place for the annual Anzac Day service.

“The Sale and District Cenotaph bears 138 names and, while steeped in honour and pride, serves as a poignant reminder to generations of the tragic impact of war.”

Lest we forget.

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