Glen Innes High School War Animals Memorial

Glen Innes High School War Animals Memorial, at dedication ceremony
Description

This monument is designed to acknowledge the contribution of the diverse range of animals that have served Australia in conflict. It is a bronze plaque presented to the Special Needs Section of the Glen Innes High School. Other features are a painted mural in the background featuring animals and a purple remembrance flower garden. At the ceremony, the Australian Animal Memorial Organization (AWAMO) President Nigel Allsopp presented a purple rose to be placed in the school garden. This rose came from a nursery and has been named Charles de Gaulle. The same rose will be placed at the war animal memorial in Pozieres in July 1917.

Following the ceremony of unveiling the memorial, the Special Education teacher stated, "We never could have organised this all without the support of Gordon Taylor, President of the RSL Sub-Branch, whose enthusiasm and hard work was inspiring."

The AWAMO was formed to ensure that animals used by our defence forces are not forgotten. As recorded in the ABC Gold Coast News, 22 April 2016, Mr Allsopp stated, "Our aim is to establish recognition of their service, deeds and sacrifices (with) memorials at selected RSLs and parks."

Inscription

DEDICATED TO ALL
WAR ANIMALS
THEY ALSO
SERVED

LEST WE FORGET

Address
Glen Innes High School
Edward Street
Glen Innes NSW 2370
Location/surrounding area
Located on the northern side of the main Glen Innes High School administrative block near the Special Needs classroom.
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
2016
Dedication date
26/08/2016
Conflict/s
All wars

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