Anzac Day crosses – remembering our fallen heroes

Published on 13 April 2017

Members of the public are invited to place white commemorative crosses in a specially marked area on the Melton Civic Centre lawn, High Street, Melton, as part of this year’s Anzac Day commemorations.

An initiative of the Partners of Veterans Association (PVA Melton Sub Branch), the crosses are available for a gold coin donation from the Melton Library and Learning Hub (McKenzie Street), Melton Civic Centre (High Street) and the Melton Visitor Information Centre (High Street).

All proceeds go to the Partners of Veterans Association.

Sheddies from the Melton Men’s Sheds have been busy making the white crosses in readiness for the installation.  

Cr Sophie Ramsey, Mayor of the City of Melton, said the initiative was a beautiful tribute aimed at remembering.

“Anzac Day is an opportunity to pause to remember those who fought and defended our nation.

“We are ever grateful to those who helped preserve our freedom and way of life through their sacrifice, and this initiative is just a small way we, as a community, can keep the memory of our fallen heroes alive.”

The individual crosses will be laid out to form a large cross in a specially marked area until Tuesday 2 May 2017.

This initiative is supported by Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL) and The Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia VVAA.