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Honouring Tradition: Changing the Monument Globe in Albury

In a rare and deeply symbolic gesture, Tonkin’s electrical department recently undertook the monumental task of changing the globe at the Albury monument—a task that occurs only once every two decades. This significant event marks a technical feat and pays homage to the local heroes who have selflessly served our country.

The Albury monument is a solemn tribute to those from our community who have bravely defended our nation. Here, amidst the hallowed grounds where Albury hosts its annual dawn service, we gather to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by our Anzacs.

We feel deeply honoured to partake in the once-in-a-generation task of changing the monument globe in Albury. This sentiment underscores the reverence and respect with which this responsibility was approached. For Tonkin, it is more than just a routine maintenance task—it is a profound acknowledgment of history and heritage.

Equipped with precision and care, we utilised a crane to handle the replacement delicately. This meticulous approach ensures that every aspect of the monument’s upkeep adheres to the same standards of dignity and respect exemplified by the Anzacs.

As we commemorate the Anzacs, this symbolic renewal reminds us of the enduring spirit and sacrifices of those who came before us. This sentiment echoes throughout the community, as the changing of the globe serves as a poignant reminder of the values of courage, duty, and unity that define our national identity.

Tonkin takes immense pride in contributing to this significant tradition. Beyond the technical expertise required, this task embodies a sense of duty to preserve and honor the memories of our local heroes. It is a testament to our commitment to community and country—a commitment that extends beyond the ordinary and into the realm of legacy and remembrance.

As the monument globe continues to illuminate the spirit of Albury’s Anzacs for another two decades, Tonkin remains steadfast in its dedication to upholding this tradition with the utmost reverence. It is through gestures like these that we ensure the stories and sacrifices of our heroes endure, inspiring generations to come.

In commemorating the past, we illuminate the future. Tonkin stands proud to have played a role in this timeless tribute to our nation’s finest.

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