A new NSW flag is set to be flying proudly at the Wallerawang War Memorial.
Bathurst MP Paul Toole presented the flag from the NSW Government to local War Memorial committee member Danny Whitty OAM last week.
“The old flag had lasted two and a half years after we received it from Mr Toole in May 2017,” Mr Whitt said.
“However, it had become tattered and torn due to the harsh local climatic conditions and the fact that it flies 24/7.”
Mr Toole said the NSW flag flies on the second flagpole installed by Lithgow City Council, allowing both the State and Australian flags to be on show.
“It’s great to see such pride across the Electorate in the enhancement and maintenance of these special sites,” he said.
“I congratulate the Wallerawang War Memorial committee on their efforts to bring this special place of significance and remembrance to where it is today.”
The Wallerawang War Memorial was originally erected in memory of those from the district who served in World War I.
Two flanking sandstone walls were added to the memorial in 2011 to commemorate those who served in World War Two and later conflicts.