In 2014, the Sunset Strip Progress Association Inc. commenced planning and fund raising to establish a dedicated community war memorial for the village of Sunset Strip on Lake Menindee via Broken Hill NSW.
Anzac Day has been acknowledged with a flag raising ceremony without a dedicated memorial site. The dedication of stage one in January 2015 was undertaken by John Bacich the President of the Broken Hill RSL and a village shack owner. Stage two was completed for Anzac Day 2016 that marked the first official ceremony at the community war memorial.
Mr. Keith Harris President of the Sunset Strip Progress Association Inc. stated 'it is a very appropriate day as it marked the centenary of the Western Front campaign when Broken Hill contributed their young men to World War One'.
The dedicated community war memorial site is established in the Sunset Strip Community Centre Precinct overlooking Lake Menindee on a prominent location. The site includes a granite stone with a plaque.
The site is a single flagpole for the Australian flag, an art installation with wording "lest we forget", landscaping and seating.
Future development options include the planting of a Lone Pine Tree, brick surrounding wall, gate entrance and a plaque with names of original shack holders who served in theatres of war.
IN HONOUR OF ALL WHO HAVE SERVED
IN WORLD WAR I AND II
ALL CONFLICTS AND PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS -
LEST WE FORGET
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