Remembering for a fifth-straight year

REMEMBERING: Flowers left during last year's memorial ceremony. Photo: File.
REMEMBERING: Flowers left during last year's memorial ceremony. Photo: File.

Australian truck drivers who have lost their lives will be remembered this weekend.

The fifth memorial service and family fun day will be held at the White Hill Memorial Walls this Saturday, November 4, and truckies from across the country will take part in the special event.

Convoys will travel the South Eastern Freeway and the Dukes Highway, before converging at the walls. 

After the ceremony, there will be entertainment at the Murray Bridge Racecourse for all in attendance.

Being the fifth anniversary of the memorial’s completion, SA Truck Drivers Memorial president Keith Wood said there were a few special things planned for the day.

“We’ve got Bette Phillips from the Victorian Truck Drivers Memorial Wall will be coming to speak,” he said.

“Sharon Horne, the mother of the two deceased children who the two walls are named in honour of is attending too.”

He said that, while the five year mark was special, the festivities would truly increase once the 10-year anniversary rolled around.

“It’s great that we’re already at five years this year, but it will be the 10-year anniversary where we’ll look to up the festivities and entertainment,” Mr Wood said.

The fifth White Hill Truck Drivers Memorial ceremony will get underway at 10am at the memorial site on Adelaide Road, and Mr Wood said he hopes to see a big crowd again. 

“We’re pretty well supported, but we always want to get more people along so we’ll welcome anyone that wants to pay their respects,” Mr Wood said.