The first memorial hall was dedicated in 2004, and has since become a place for many to remember those who have died in the war, said John McGee, who has run the memorial since it opened in 2010.
It is a place of peace, where people can pay their respects to those who fought the war and give them a place to rest.
“It’s been an important place,” Mr McGaw said.
The memorial was established to honour those who had died in conflict during the First World War, and in 2017 was renamed the Mcgwyn Memorial Hall in honour of former Prime Minister John McGeese. “
We’re going to be holding a small ceremony on Monday night for those who died in Afghanistan, to show that we’re here for you, and to remember the ones who lost their lives.”
The memorial was established to honour those who had died in conflict during the First World War, and in 2017 was renamed the Mcgwyn Memorial Hall in honour of former Prime Minister John McGeese.
Mr McGees family has been in Canberra since 1918, when his grandfather, William McGeere, founded the McGeeshill community in the area.
Mr McCee said it was a fitting name for the hall, with the words McGeekay and McGere.
“They were both from the area,” he said.
The hall will host a remembrance service for the four soldiers who died fighting in Afghanistan in 2016.
“I’m very proud of the staff who are doing this, and the people who have worked for years on this,” Mr McCue said.
It’s a fitting place to pay our respects to the fallen in Afghanistan and the war for the past 100 years.
“The place is just beautiful,” Mr McNee said.
Mr McNees family also had a personal involvement in the establishment of the hall.
His mother was born in McGlynn in 1887 and later moved to Melbourne where she lived until her death in the early 1950s.
She had been a teacher and a school teacher before retiring.
Mr McKee said his mother was a woman who lived her life with honour and integrity.
“She lived her way, she loved the outdoors and she enjoyed the outdoors, she enjoyed cooking and she loved gardening,” Mr McKie said.
He said the McGlyn community was one of the first to embrace the idea of the memorial, and would welcome anyone who wanted to come to the memorial.
“This is the place that was established as a memorial for the fallen,” Mr McGee said, “and this is where they all remember their loved ones.”