‘Lest We Forget’

Vale Patrick Simon

Thousands of Australians continue to visit Villers-Bretonneux, France each year on the Western Front. As important as Gallipoli and Kokoda the centenary at the battle at Villers-Bretonneux is approaching in 2018. The Robinvale Euston Memorial Park Committee have developed a visionary long-term plan to commemorate the ANZAC Centenary that honours those who’ve served our country.

Centennary of the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux 2018

Robinvale’s proud war heritage continued after WWII where the surrounding land was acquired and parcelled up as part of the soldier settlement scheme, and was principally used for agriculture. Many of the streets in the town are named after significant war battles Australian's have served in over the years.

The Robinvale District also takes great pride in its French connection, paving the way for a long and warm twin-town relationship with the village of Villers-Bretonneux who extend their gratitude to Australia.

Now Robinvale will commemorate its war heritage with the development of new Robinvale Regional War Memorial plans, a Pavillion as a museum, interactive experience to screen the ANZAC Day service live from Villers-Bretonneux yearly and ensure it continues developing it long term relationship to Villers-Bretonneux and the ANZAC memory for all Australian’s to appreciate.

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