Honouring Over 8000 People From The South West
The names of over 8 thousand Warrnambool and Moyne ex service men and women can now be found at the Warrnambool RSL's new state of the art interactive war memorial.
Commodore Greg Yorke spoke about the importance of the new memorial at Tuesday afternoon's official launch.
Project coordinator Duncan Stalker says Warrnambool and Moyne councils and Deakin partnered in bringing the interactive memorial together.
"It's an interactive memorial and a memorial for the 21st century. We believed it was impossible for us to build a wall to put names on because we have well in excess of 8000 names to put down and so that's why we've gone for a large outdoor touchscreen with all the names recorded,"
"It's been two years since we got construction and design underway. It was initiated by a State Government grant of $80,000 for commemorating the 100 years of ANZAC and an enormous amount of work has gone into it and we've been very grateful for the many supporters in the district who have made donations to us because it's been a very costly exercise for us,"
"We're very pleased with the result."
An interesting feature of the memorial is that each evening a projector will project a specially prepared version of "The Last Post" and "The Ode", put together by Deakin University.