The 9th Battalion re-enactment group stood at attention during the St Stephen's Hospital war memorial dedication service.
The 9th Battalion re-enactment group stood at attention during the St Stephen's Hospital war memorial dedication service. Valerie Horton

War memorial at St Stephen's Hospital dedicated

ST STEPHEN'S Hospital in Hervey Bay officially dedicated a new war memorial on Wednesday, April 22, to honour the centenary of the Anzac landings on Gallipoli.

The dedication of the memorial, a Maryborough-made cast stainless steel sword, took place in a blessing service led by St Stephen's chaplain Sandra Keay outside the hospital chapel.

The sword is mounted on a rock sourced from Scrub Hill which was presented to the hospital by Butchulla elders and represents the sacrifice of the indigenous community in past conflicts.

Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch president John Kelsey delivered the Ode of Remembrance at the dedication of the memorial, before the RSL Anzac flame was lit in symbolism of the living spirit of Anzac. 

 



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