SDESA unveils memorial garden

By Dominique Tassell

Southern Downs Ex-Services Association (SDESA) unveiled a new ‘Memorial Garden’ on 12 November.

The garden at the entrance to SDESA features a new flagpole, a concreted area with white pebbles, a new seat which in the sunlight states ‘Lest We Forget’, and a granite boulder with a statue of a ‘Digger’ Rest on Arms Reverse.

Reverend William Liebenberg, lead the dedication of the ‘Memorial Garden’ at the unveiling.

Members thanked SDESA President Gordon Kimber, who spent a lot of time and effort in the preparation of the area, and Barbara Cutmore who arranged the small grant to enable to structure to be built.

The garden is not complete just yet, as SDESA is waiting on six pots to be built.

Three either side with sit on either side of the garden, with Navy, Air Force, and the SDESA logo on them and Rosemary planted in them.

SDESA Past President, Ken Ashton, gifted the ‘Digger’ statue to SDESA.