Memorial on home soil

Sir Joseph Banks High School student Melina Lynch collects soil from Hero’s Hill Memorial for the Anzac Memorial Centenary Soil Collection Project.

Story appeared in: Torch | September 12th, 2017

SOLDIERS from across Revesby who answered the call to fight in the Great War, will be honoured as part of a moving artwork in the Anzac Memorial in Sydney's Hyde Park.
Soil samples from more than 1,600 sites across NSW where young soldiers enlisted to fight, are being collected as part of the Anzac Memorial Centenary Soil Collection Project. All soil samples will be placed in the renovated Hall of Service with the name of the town next to them.
Minister for Veterans Affairs, David Elliott and State MP for East Hills, Glenn Brookes, took a soil sample from the Hero's Hill Memorial, Revesby Heights.
Mr Elliott says collecting the soil from the broad range of sites across the state, is a reminder of the great sacrifices made by men across all of our communities in the Great War.
Mr Brookes said: "It's great to have the Minister here in Revesby to take part in this soil collection, recognising our local contribution to Australia's proud Anzac legacy."
The Anzac Memorial Centenary Soil Collection Project is part of the NSW Government's upgrade of the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park during the Centenary of Anzac.
The Anzac Memorial upgrade will be complete in late 2018.

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