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Walk of Remembrance at Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital
Written by Les Fawkes   
Monday, 18 May 2015
A tribute to the service men and women of World War I was officially opened on 18 April 2015 at Maleny Soldiers  Memorial Hospital.    This beautiful walk is well worth a quiet visit.

An initiative of the Maleny Hospital Auxiliary, the Walk of Remembrance commemorates the service and sacrifices of the men and women who served in WWI, marking the centenary of the events celebrated each year in Australia at ANZAC Day.

Director of Nursing Nicole White said $59,000 was provided by the Australian Government through the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program for the project.“    

With the support and cooperation of the hospital administration and the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, the Walk of Remembrance features memorials,sculptures, and plaques honouring the individual servicemen who enlisted from the district, stones engraved with the names of those killed in action, gardens, a timber arbour protecting a reflective garden, and appropriate entrance to a pathway constructed by the health service’s engineer,” Ms White said.

“We are extremely grateful to the Auxiliary which supports the Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital.The tireless activities of our Auxiliary are pivotal to the consistent service we are able to provide our local community.”

Auxiliary past president Margaret Moss said the hospital itself was a memorial of the men and women who served in WWI.

“The hospital was planned and funded by the Maleny community in 1917 and is one of only two memorial hospitals in Queensland,” she said    “The Walk of Remembrance is a fitting way for the hospital to have marked the 100th anniversary celebrations for ANZAC Day 2015.

“We’re also pleased to say that we’ve received significant support from the Maleny community including local artists Tohm Hajncl (of Amber Leaf Landscaping) and stonemason Wayne Markwort who have been instrumental in this development”.

It will be a place for reflection all through the year.


Last Updated ( Monday, 18 May 2015 )
 
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