PROUD MOMENT: Greek Consul-General in Sydney Dr Stavros Kyrimis (right) presents the ANZAC plaque to Maclean RSL sub-branch member Steve Walton.
PROUD MOMENT: Greek Consul-General in Sydney Dr Stavros Kyrimis (right) presents the ANZAC plaque to Maclean RSL sub-branch member Steve Walton. Peter Souleles

Maclean gets Greek cenotaph plaque

The Maclean RSL was proud to receive a marble plaque from the Greek government commemorating Australians who served in Greece during both world wars. Marking the 76th anniversary of Greek OXI Day, the plaque was accepted on behalf of the RSL by Gulmarrad local Steve Walton who met with Greek Consul-General Dr Stavros Kyrimis in Sydney recently.

President of the Maclean RSL sub-branch, Kevin Jones OAM, said: "The plaque contains a moving inscription first used to recall the sacrifice of Greek warriors who died in 5BC while fighting near what is now modern day Gallipoli. With its ancient connection to the ANZACs the plaque will have an honoured place at the Maclean war memorial when restoration work is completed in the new year.”

Jones added: "I'm also glad to see new members like Steve, an Iraq veteran, becoming involved in the RSL's commemorative work although this is just one important part of what we do.”

Jones wanted to remind all serving and ex-Defence Force personnel living in the Clarence Valley that new members are always welcome and that the Maclean RSL sub-branch provides trained advocates ready to assist them and their dependants with any pension, welfare or compensation matters.



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