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Honour Avenue was originally established in memory of those from the district who died in service or were killed in action during World War Two. The entrance to the avenue is marked with the Memorial Gates. A separate area within the Park has two flag staffs, each surrounded by a semi-circular structure displaying the names of World War Two personnel.
The memorial has been upgraded to include an etched paver for every Fairfield Resident who served in the armed forces from World War One to date, and have since died.
The Fairfield Park Committee after much thought, incorporated in the " Master Plan" for Park Improvements a provision for the future establishment of a Memorial Entrance and Honour Avenue in the park to represent an everlasting tribute to the Fairfield members of the 2nd A.I.F., who paid the supreme sacrifice. It is further proposed to extend an invitation to the next-of-kin and relatives of each serviceman killed in action to "own a tree" in the proposed Honour Avenue, as each tree planted will bear a nameplate on the tree guard dedicated to the memory of a serviceman who paid the supreme sacrifice.
The Biz (Fairfield, NSW), 22 May 1947.
As this ceremony is one of vital Interest to all citizens of Fairfield Municipality, it is the sincere wish that all will attend to pay tribute to those servicemen of this district who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War 2. It is not so many years ago that Australia was threatened by Japanese invasion, which was defeated and now, on Sunday next, 9th December, we shall have the ceremony of unveiling and dedication of a memorial in honour of these men. All ex-service men and women of all wars are requested to assemble at the Cenotaph, The Crescent, at 2 p.m. From this point they will march to the Honour Avenue and form a guard-of-honour for His Excellency the Administrator, Sir John Northcott, K.C.M.G., C.B., M.V.O., at 2.30 p.m. Boy Scouts, friendly societies, junior Red Cross and Sunday school children are invited to take part in the ceremony. The First Battalion Military Band and Fairfield Band will be in attendance.
The Biz (Fairfield, NSW), 6 December 1951.
|Address:||Lawson & Vine Streets, Fairfield Park , Fairfield, 2165|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.874361|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 9th December, 1951|
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