The Frankston RSL have donated two recycled plastic Kimberley Select Seats to Frankston City Council, Victoria, at Beauty Park in front of the Frankston War Memorial. “WE WILL REMEMBER THEM” and “LEST WE FORGET” have been routed into the two seats that look onto the waving flags. Kimberley Select Seats offer a modern twist on a comfortable old favourite, the combination of extra slats and a more streamlined support results in a design that is both practical and stylish. Along with the recycled plastic seats, pine trees were also planted on the occasion of the unveiling and dedication ceremony held in April 2016 by The Honourable Bruce Billson MP, Federal Member for Dunkley, CR James Dooley, Mayor of Frankston City and Mr. Kevin Hillier, President of the Frankston RSL.
“Lone Pine, or Plateau 400 at Gallipoli, was the scene of a major diversity offensive launches by the 1st Australian Infantry Division on the 6th August 1915. Turkish Soldiers had cut down all but one of the trees that clothed the ridge to cover their trenches. The ridge dominated by the single Allepo Pine (Pinus Halepensis) become known as Lone Pine. These Lone Pines are descendents of this tree though the propagation of seeds from the original seeding from the cone sent home by Lance Corporal Benjamin Smith of the 3rd Battalion and planted by Duke of Gloucaster in October 1934 at the Australian War Memorial.”