Veterans' families to receive commemorate crosses
Families of local veterans who lost their lives in World War I will receive a cross engraved with the veteran's name at a special ceremony on April 11.
Last year, residents of Peninsula Village made 225 crosses with the help of Umina Men's Shed, which were displayed at the village on Remembrance Day
"Ideally, we would like to present all the crosses to family members," said Peninsula Village chief executive Mr Neaves.
"Each cross represents a fallen soldier whose legacy means so much, but to none more so than members of their own family.
"Our residents involved in placing the plaques on the crosses reminisced about their family members that had gone to war, the hardships families at home endured and the great sacrifices our entire country undertook during this time.
"We feel the crosses belong with those families.
"We're extending this invitation to all family members to come along," he said.
The ceremony commences from 10:30am.
The presentation is also open to representatives from local RSLs.
A full list of the local WWI veterans being honoured in this memorial is available on Peninsula Village's website.
Website, 1 Apr 2019
Shane Neaves, Peninsula Villages