Memorial move gets thumbs up

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Dunsborough Progress Association president Jacquie Happ and Veteran Phillip Gifford at the new location for the Dunsborough War Memorial
Camera IconDunsborough Progress Association president Jacquie Happ and Veteran Phillip Gifford at the new location for the Dunsborough War Memorial Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

The Dunsborough war memorial has been moved to the foreshore near Dunn Bay road to coincide with Remembrance Day on Monday.

The relocation was requested by past organisers of the Dunsborough Anzac Day service and former military service personnel.

Vietnam veteran Philip Gifford said the new site of the memorial was a “beautiful and touching” tribute to fallen comradesand esteemed servicemen and women.

“I found it quite moving, I hadn’t seen it until now and when I spotted it, I immediately thought of the unknown,” he said. “So many people leave the military and they get lost when they return. That is one of the hardest things in the life of a serviceman — to try and re-enter the workforce.”

Dunsborough Progress Society president Jacquie Happ said the war memorial would provide a centre point for attendees to lay wreaths of respect during the Anzac service.

“A group of men approached the City and the City approached us and it was a unanimous decision that if people participated in the memorial down here, then we would definitely support that,” she said.

“It’s now a beautiful place for people to reflect and where wreaths will stay for a period of time after the Anzac service.”

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