The Official opening of the Victor Harbor Avenue of Honour took place on Wednesday 9th November, 2022.
Mixed plantings of Gawler Hybrid Bottlebrush (Callistemon ‘Harkness’) and Red Ironbark (Eucalyptus sideroxylon) form an avenue on Pages Road, leading to the Victor Harbor Golf Club.
The Avenue of 28 trees is a living memorial, honouring all those who have served in the Australian Forces at home and abroad, in conflict and in peace time.
To confirm the tribute, the construction of the memorial cairn was coordinated by a local resident task group and the Victor Harbor RSL Sub-branch.
Officiating at the dedication ceremony was Victor Harbor RSL Sub-branch President, Kent Johncock.
Attendees were honoured to be welcomed to Country by Ngarrindjeri woman Jade McHughes. Jade also placed an especially commissioned wreath in honour of all who have served including Aboriginal men and women.
RSL Chaplin, Lew Saunders formally dedicated the memorial site.
Rear Admiral The Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd) and Patron of the national Avenues of Honour Project, officially unveiled the memorial cairn.
The importance and solemnity of the occasion involved wreath-laying, as led by WW2 veteran, Mr Laurence Jennings. The ceremony was supported at times by various refrains from Piper, Vic Walters and the playing of the ‘Last Post’ by Bugler, Jock McCallum.