Pattie’s Ballarat Memorial Wall Speech

Pattie was asked to give a speech at the 12th Anniversary Service of the opening of the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, in Ballarat. The text is below. BALLARAT MEMORIAL WALL SPEECH – 7th February 2016 ‘A place of stories’ Thank you, Bruce, for your introduction. First, I would like to acknowledge those special guests previously mentioned, including the Major, Councillor Des Hudson and the POW’s present today. It’s an honour to speak at this national memorial. I thank the committee for asking me. Over the last 16 years of my involvement in the lives and history of our ex-POWs,
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