Euroa will cement its place on northern Victoria’s military history trail by redeveloping its memorial park to include bronze statues honouring three of the town’s military heroes.ESTELLE GRIEPINK January 11, 2014 5:28am
Permanent tribute: Honouring Our Heroes committee chairman Neville Harris at Euroa Memorial Park that honours the town's three Victoria Cross recipients.
The Honouring Our Heroes committee began fundraising for the $200
Yesterday, the committee announced it had reached its target thanks to a $150
Central to the park will be the statues of Victoria Cross recipients Corporal Alexander Stewart Burton, Lieutenant Leslie Cecil Maygar and Captain Frederick Harold Tubb.
Euroa has the highest number of Victoria Cross recipients of any town in the Commonwealth.
The Kirkland Ave park will also have new seating and shade areas, feature lighting, retaining walls, pathways and signage.
Committee chairman Neville Harris said he was in of awe of the level of community support for the redevelopment.
‘‘We’ve had quite a number of $5000 donations and we had a goods and services auction that raised 30
‘‘It’s just amazing how people keep coming forward (with donations), even now.’’
State Member for Benalla Bill Sykes said he was proud to announce funding for a community project that was close to his heart.
He said he was confident the redevelopment would draw more visitors to Euroa, especially those with an interest in military history.
Tourists could also travel through towns including Seymour, Puckapunyal, Benalla and Myrtleford, he said.
‘‘Pop into any of our town halls and take a look at the honour boards, the contributions are just unbelievable,’’ Dr Sykes said.
‘‘We have a rich military history and this will give people the opportunity to express their gratitude.’’
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