Veterans memorial garden at Castlebrook

FAMILIES of veterans can commemorate their loved ones in a new memorial garden at Castlebrook.

The recently established veteran's memorial garden in Rouse Hill provides a place where families can peacefully reflect on their loved ones.

Castlebrook family services manager John Lazanas, who helped drive the initiative, said the garden was set near the park's gateway surrounded by roses.

"Castlebrook did not have a dedicated area for veterans [before this] and from a park perspective we wanted a place to recognise the well-deserving men and women who served our country," Mr Lazanas said.

The middle of the memorial is a garden for veterans with an outer area for spouses and veterans. The Castle Hill RSL sub branch's welfare officer Chas Naylor said if a veteran was interred in a grave in Castlebrook or another cemetery a Department of Veteran's Affairs plaque could be placed in the garden.

He said a veteran's ashes can also be interred in the garden and a plaque placed on the inner wall with their ashes.

A veteran's plaque can also be placed in the garden if they decide to be buried with their partner in Castlebrook or another cemetery.

■ Castlebrook crematorium and cemetery: Windsor Road, Rouse Hill.

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