A fitting honour for town heroes

A place everyone will want to go and visit

PROJECT UNDER WAY: Honouring Our Heroes chairman Neville Harris is pleased with the progress of the VC Memorial Park in Euroa. The site will feature three bronze statues of fallen VC recipients originally from Euroa, Ruffy and Longwood. The statues will be unveiled in November. PHOTO: Anthony Cini

A SITE paying tribute to three fallen Victoria Cross (VC) recipients is well on its way to becoming a tourist hotspot for Euroa.

The VC Memorial Park in Euroa is currently under construction, with landscapers working throughout the week to ensure everything is on schedule for the project to finally be unveiled on November 16.

A granite wall from the entrance to the Euroa RSL leading to the Old Flour Mill has been constructed, with Strathbogie man Howard Mitchell working on the project.

It has almost been five years since the Honouring Our Heroes committee first sat down and discussed the potential idea of building three bronze statues outside the Euroa RSL.

The statues will commemorate Corporal Alexander Stewart Burton, Lieutenant Leslie Cecil Maygar and Captain Frederick Harold Tubb (all originally from Euroa, Ruffy and Longwood respectively).

Honouring Our Heroes chairman Neville Harris said the materials were all sourced locally and everything was all on schedule.

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