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 14 August.

‘This year is the 77th anniversary of victory in the Pacific and we’ll be dedicating five individual and one unit plaque during the ceremony.

‘The unit plaque recognises the 2/33 Australian Infantry Battalion Association.

‘The dedication and unveiling of the plaques commences at 10am, and people are invited to be seated by 10.45am for an 11am start of the VP Day Memorial Service.

‘Please stay at home if you have any flu-like symptoms and visit the memorial park on another day to pay your respects,’ said Councillor Bilney.

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