War memorial at St Stephen's Hospital dedicated
ST STEPHEN'S Hospital in Hervey Bay officially dedicated a new war memorial on Wednesday, April 22, to honour the centenary of the Anzac landings on Gallipoli.
The dedication of the memorial, a Maryborough-made cast stainless steel sword, took place in a blessing service led by St Stephen's chaplain Sandra Keay outside the hospital chapel.
The sword is mounted on a rock sourced from Scrub Hill which was presented to the hospital by Butchulla elders and represents the sacrifice of the indigenous community in past conflicts.
Hervey Bay RSL Sub-Branch president John Kelsey delivered the Ode of Remembrance at the dedication of the memorial, before the RSL Anzac flame was lit in symbolism of the living spirit of Anzac.