We Will Remember Them

Victory in the Pacific Day (VP Day) commemorates Japan’s acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender and, for Australians, the end of World War II.

‘During WWII the Tablelands area became the largest military base in Australia, and Rocky Creek was the site of the largest military hospital in the Southern Hemisphere,’ said Rocky Creek War Memorial Park committee member Councillor Dave Bilney.

‘We remember the local men and women who served and those who were based on the Tablelands during WWII at a ceremony at Rocky Creek War Memorial Park on Sunday 13 August.

‘This year is the 78th anniversary of victory in the Pacific and we’ll be dedicating 15 individual plaques during the ceremony.

‘The dedication and unveiling of the plaques commences at 10.00am.

The VP Day Memorial Service commences at 11.00am, and you’re invited to be seated by 10.45am,’ said Councillor Bilney.

Limited camping for self-contained vehicles is available in the adjacent rest area.

The speed limit on the Kennedy Highway near the entrance to the park will be reduced to 60km/hr between 8.30am and 12.30pm.

A sculpture at the Rocky Creek Memorial Park
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