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Lara Avenue of Honour
Lara Avenue of Honour

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An avenue of trees commemorates those who served in World War Two. 

Location

Address:Walkers Road , Lara, 3212
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.022519
Long: 144.411935
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 28th August, 1948
Front Inscription

AVENUE OF HONOUR
      1939 - 1945
Lara RSL Sub Branch

(Plaque on Memorial Gates) 
AVENUE OF HONOUR 
THIS PLAQUE HAS BEEN ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE THE PLANTING OF THE AVENUE OF HONOUR IN WALKERS ROAD, LARA, ON THE 28TH AUGUST, 1948. WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE SHIRE COUNCIL AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, A LARA MEMORIAL COMMITTEE FORMED IN 1946, PLANNED AND FINANCED THE AVENUE, AS A PERPETUAL TRIBUTE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN FROM THE LARA DISTRICT, NAMED HEREUNDER, WHO SERVED IN THE AUSTRALIAN AND/OR ALLIED ARMED FORCES OF WORLD WAR 11, 1939 -1945. 
THE GOLDEN LAMBERTIANA TREES, NEAR THE WORLD WAR 1 MEMORIAL GATES, STAND IN SACRED MEMORY OF THE SIX MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY AND THE ORDINARY LAMBERTIANA TREES ARE A TRIBUTE TO THE EIGHTY-FOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF LARA, WHO PLAYED A NOT-INCONSIDERABLE PART IN ENSURING FINAL VICTORY. 
ALSO, RECOGNISED WITH HONOUR AND NAMED ON THIS PLAQUE ARE THE MEN, FROM THIS DISTRICT, WHO SERVED IN THE BATTLE ZONES OF SUBSEQUENT CONFLICTS. 
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN" 
(NAMES)
THEY UPHELD THE TRADITIONS OF ANZAC
(NAMES) 
VIETNAM 1962 - 1973
(NAMES) 
UNVEILED BY CR MARIO GRGIC, PRESIDENT OF THE SHIRE OF CORIO, ON ANZAC SUNDAY, 23RD APRIL 1989. 

Source: MA,RSLV
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