A time to remember

RE-DEDICATION FOR REMEMBRANCE: (left) Violet Town RSL secretary Rand Alexander with historians Jenni Kennedy and Sheila Burnell and president Ross Walker are ready to commemorate the sacrifices made by soldiers in World War 1. PHOTO: Anthony Cini

VIOLET Town is gearing up to commemorate World War 1 next month, holding a Centenary of Service and a re-dedication of the Avenue of Remembrance.

Towns across the country will be holding similar events, with visitors coming from all corners of Australia to attend the special service.

Two years ago, members of the Violet Town RSL planted 81 trees that symbolised the sacrifices soldiers from the district made during one of the most significant events in world history.

On Sunday, March 22, 300 people are expected to converge on Violet Town to witness the unveiling of the Remembrance Plaque, the re-dedication and the launch of a book, listing the men and women whose trees were planted in 1917.

A parade will take place, with the Light Horse symbolically riding through the Avenue of Remembrance towards the Violet Town Fire Station, where air cadets will raise a flag with a color party escort.

Military officials from Puckapunyal are expected, with a piper and two drummers to play during the parade.

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