Remembering the fallen

November 14, 2017

Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp addressed the crowd.

Tatura's Remembrance Day ceremony was well-attended.

Dennis Patterson Freddo McMahon Mark Gepp and Andrew Crawfordpay their respects at the Tatura Remembrance Day ceremony.

Isabel Boyd lays a wreath.

Almost 300 people attended the Tatura RSL sub-branch’s Remembrance Day ceremony at the weekend.

Sub-branch member Mal Watts said the proceedings went well.

‘‘We had Labor Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp speak on behalf of the Minister for Veterans, and Rod Schubert, who spoke on behalf of Liberal Minister for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell.’’

Mr Watts said the ceremony had the added drawcard of the sub-branch’s poppy blanket project, which was draped across the memorial wall at Mactier Memorial Gardens.

The blanket comprised more than 4000 handmade poppies which were constructed by people across the district.

‘‘We had a lot of ladies coming up and pointing out the ones they had made,’’ Mr Watts said.

The ceremony was concluded with the unveiling of a plaque which contains the names of locals who served overseas in World War I.

It includes those who lived in the district at the time of serving as well as those who moved to the area afterward.

The Remembrance Day ceremony started at 10.45am at Mactier Memorial Gardens in Hogan St, Tatura.

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