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Pictured (left to right): Blue Mountains Hospital maintenance staff Gregory Walker, Graham Tomlins, Mark Dzwinek, Sheridan Hurst and Lindsay Nicks.

Community digs deep to honour ANZACs

02 Nov 2018

 

Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital (BMDAMH) will proudly unveil a community driven restoration project for its ANZAC Memorial Garden on 11 November 2018 – the Centenary of Armistice.

The new Memorial Garden honours over 140 veterans with the restoration of commemorative plaques and features new stone paving, additional bench seating and freshly potted plants.

This is only the garden’s second makeover in over 90 years since it was first constructed in 1927.

Estimated to cost $10,000, the restoration was carried out by a large group of community supporters including the Katoomba RSL Sub-Branch, Leura Gardens Festival Committee, Katoomba Men’s Shed, Central Blue Mountains Rotary, Blue Mountains Retirement Village, hospital staff and community members.

BMDAMH General Manager, Andrea Williams thanks the local community for their generosity to help restoring the garden.

“As the only ANZAC Memorial Hospital within New South Wales it is important we honour our history and the restoration succeeds in continuing to provide a wonderful legacy and tribute to those who have served.”

Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital will be commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Armistice this Sunday, 11 November 2018 from 10:45am.

 

Event Details

What: Remembrance Day Ceremony in Commemoration of the 100 year Anniversary of Armistice

Where: Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital, Memorial Garden

When: Sunday 11 November 2018, 10:45am