A four-year project honouring Alexandra and Clyde’s servicemen and women has come to fruition.
The Alexandra-Clyde RSA has recently installed two large granite plaques, adorned with the words “Lest we forget”, in the Alexandra and Clyde cemeteries.
RSA Otago-Southland vice-president Kevin Harding said the idea came about thanks to a member of the community who showed him photos of similar projects in Cromwell and Wanaka.
“That sparked it all off. I said, ‘If they can do it, then we can too’.”
A trust – the New Zealand Remembrance Army – has been set up to foster volunteer groups across the country to maintain servicemen’s and women’s headstones and memorials.
Alexandra-Clyde RSA executive member Paul Galloway said although the plaques were not a direct response to that trust, they complemented it as a way of honouring those who sacrificed their lives.
“Our core pillars [are] welfare and remembrance – [the plaques] are part of our remembrance.”