IN MEMORY: Lights on the Hill Trucking Memorial is holding its service on Saturday. Photo: Contributed
IN MEMORY: Lights on the Hill Trucking Memorial is holding its service on Saturday. Photo: Contributed

Remembering drivers

THE Lights on the Hill committee has extended invitations to truck drivers, their families and friends to attend the next service.

Held at the memorial wall at Lake Apex Dr in Gatton Queensland, the service will start at 2pm on Saturday.

Although there will be wreaths supplied the committee has this year encouraged those attending to take their own flowers to be laid during the service in memory of loved ones.

As seating is limited they also recommended you take a chair and umbrella in case of rain.

After the service everyone is welcome to join the committee for dinner at the Gatton Golf Club, on Woodlands Rd in Gatton.

For catering purposes and seating arrangements, dinner tickets must be pre-booked and paid for prior to the Memorial Day.

The Lights on the Hill Truck and Coach drivers Memorial is a memorial wall for truck and coach drivers who have died before their time (whether in a truck accident or not), and also for passengers who may have died in accidents.

These people have contributed substantially to the transport industry, and the wall is a way of immortalising their sacrifices and triumphs in service to their country.

Over the years numerous volunteers have given their time to bring the wall to life for the families and mates of deceased drivers, so that they can all have somewhere to go to honour the memories their loved one.

On the second Saturday of October each year (tomorrow) truckies, families and friends from around the country assemble before the memorial, to honour the drivers whose names will be added to the wall that year and whose names already reside there.

This service is open to anyone and drivers are encouraged to take their trucks to join in the service.

The memorial convoy is held on the last Saturday of February every year.

Preparations are under way for the 2013, 10th anniversary convoy. It gives drivers and their families an opportunity to get together with other truckies. For more information head to lightsonthehill.com.au.

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