Levin war memorial

Levin war memorial c1986.

Levin war memorial

Levin war memorial

Levin war memorial

Levin war memorial

Levin war memorial

Levin war memorial detail

Glennis Austin, 2005

Site Style Ornamentation Unveiling Date No of Dead
Intersection Cenotaph Wreath, cross 15-Mar-1923 64

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Posted: 04 May 2012

Hi Dennis, thanks very much for letting us know about these upgrades to the memorial site. If you or anyone else is able to provide some updated images for our page, please email us at info@nzhistory.net.nz

Dennis C Cole

Posted: 04 May 2012

A Trust known as "Adopt an Anzac" (Horowhenua District War Memorials Project Committee) has undertaken a major upgrade of the Levin Cenotaph since the last photo as credited to Glennis Austin -2005.
Adopt an Anzac commenced its work in fund-raising for the Levin Cenotaph in 2007, working towards providing this memorial area with additional plaques covering the Boer War, World War 11 and the Korean War which were not covered at the original Cenotaph.In addition, plaques were created for Levin & District war dead that were "not recorded locally", totalling 49 extra men being provided for-28 from World War 1 ans 21 from World War 11. In addition to providing two wing walls to cater for the additional plaques, work was carried out to stabilise the Cenotaph, as well as providing better public access by way of concrete steps and wheel chair ramps. Now set on a raised mound the Cenotaph with its two flag poles, uplighting to illuminate the cenotaph and plaques with subdued lighting presents a very positive and fitting memorial to our war dead.
This upgraded area was unveiled at a special ceremony on the 24th April 2010 just in time for Anzac Day 2010. to complement the whole development a Poppy Box Plaza was established. This comprises 25 individually named poppy boxes which are illuminated at night and provide a very moving tribute to the past servicepersons of our district.
The work carried out by Adopt an Anzac and so strongly supported by Companies, tradespersons and individuals has future proofed the original Cenotaph and made it a pleasant and respectful place to remember our war dead, now and into the future.