EPE was truly honoured to attend the 42 for 42 Afghanistan War Memorial Garden Working Bee on Saturday. The Memorial, tucked away in a peaceful secluded garden in the heart of Brisbane bordered by Suncorp Stadium in Milton is truly a beautiful tribute to the 41 Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, the soldiers who have died since returning home and to all who served in Operation Slipper including the working dogs killed on operation. The Garden is not only a lasting Memorial but also provides an enduring historical education about the War in Afghanistan. The Garden has been conceptualised, designed and built by the 42 for 42 volunteer Board, Committee and team of hard working volunteers.
EPE was pleased to make a contribution to 42 for 42 from the EPE Annual Fundraising Event which was held in Brisbane during the week of Land Forces 2021. We thank and acknowledge our donors from the Evening who donated cash and auction items: Adagold Aviation Pty Ltd, Andrew & Skye McKay, Craig & Kara Chudleigh, the Penrose family, PWR Advanced Cooling Technology, Brisbane Broncos, University of Southern Queensland, Norwell Motorplex and Rheinmetall. 42 for 42 is a non-profit organisation founded by Afghanistan combat veterans. The team at 42 for 42 are dedicated to supporting the families of fallen Afghanistan veterans as well as those who have returned from active duty in Afghanistan, and their families.
The Afghanistan War Memorial Garden will be officially opened on Saturday 24th of July, starting at 1:30 pm, and live-streamed from the Memorial Garden and televised on the big screens inside Suncorp Stadium, so friends, family and members of the wider community can join for this momentous occasion. You can book free tickets for your seat inside Suncorp Stadium for the Ceremony here: https://bit.ly/42for42MemorialLaunch.
After the conclusion of the official ceremony, guests can join the 42 for 42 Team for drinks and nibbles at the Garden Bar at Suncorp Stadium. Tickets are $42 with strictly limited numbers for this part of the event – book here: https://bit.ly/42for42MemorialReception.