Ocean Grove Barwon Heads RSL sub-branch has confirmed that the additions to the memorial at Ocean Grove Park are complete.
The sub-branch is encouraging members of the community to visit the park and pay their respects at the memorial walls.
The additions comprise three walls (one main wall and two wings) honouring the names of all those who have served in the Australian Defence Force from World War I to current conflicts.
To be included on the walls, servicemen and women need to have been born in, enlisted from, or on discharge, returned and lived in the Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads or Connewarre districts
The sub-branch is also encouraging community members to notify it if they find that a relative or friend’s name is missing.
If a name is approved after research, it will be added to the walls in the correct category prior to Remembrance Day.
The RSL will conduct this exercise on an annual basis, with July 31 the cut-off date for nominations this year.
When current restrictions have been eased, the RSL is planning an open day for the walls an including afternoon tea.
To nominate a name for the walls, contact John Dickinson via firstname.lastname@example.org
The sub-branch has a Facebook page named ‘Bellarine Young Veterans’ and is encouraging all young veterans (post Vietnam) on the peninsula to check it out at facebook.com/groups/2087214987990073/.
The sub-branch will have regular get togethers after COVID-19 is under control.
Contact Alison Sloane at email@example.com.