A ceremony has been held in Rosedale to rededicate the town’s cenotaph and honour wall after it was relocated to the Prince Street Reserve.
The memorial was moved from near the Princes Highway and Lyons Street roundabout after the intersection was remodelled to improve safety.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester, who is also the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, was among the crowd at the rededication ceremony.
“The cenotaph is in a prominent new location facing the Princes Highway next to the old school building in the Prince Street Reserve,” Mr Chester said.
“The design of the site will make it easier for people to access the site and pay their respects to the service of Australian Defence Force personnel.
“Everyone involved in this project should be proud of the place that’s been created where our servicemen and servicewomen, past and present, can be remembered and honoured.”
President of the Rosedale RSL Phillip George said the cenotaph’s new setting was perfect.
“As the president of the Rosedale RSL, I am very proud of our team that was involved in this project. They did a splendid job,” Mr George said.
“The new location of cenotaph is perfect. There’s some work still to be done, including the installation of a mural that honours the ANZACs and the planting of a Lone Pine.”
More than 100 people attended the rededication of the cenotaph, including representatives from four local RSLs and many Rosedale locals.