The Borough of Sebastopol's cenotaph has been the home of World War 1 veteran Syd Bran's medals for years - but it's moved around somewhat.
As the crowd heard at Sebastopol's Anzac Day ceremony, Mr Bran - a legend in his community and a skilled gardener - asked that his war medals be placed inside the cenotaph, a request that was carried out after he passed away.
According to the service's MC Paul Jenkins, the cenotaph has been moved around three times as new buildings were constructed, and a park was installed.
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All this time, workers have made sure they looked after Mr Bran's medals, and they're still in the cenotaph today.
The service at the cenotaph on Thursday morning was particularly well-attended, with dozens of school children as well as 102-year-old veteran George Prolongeau, who heard an address from Australian marathon champion Steve Moneghetti.
He spoke about the hardships faced by the Diggers in Papua New Guinea.
"I was able to run my marathon races freely and by my own choice here in Australia and all around the world only because of the relentless courage, mateship, endurance, and sacrifice of our soldiers," he said.
New Sebastopol RSL president John Coull said it had been a huge effort to organise the day.
"I'm really pleased - it's grown over the years, and the younger generation need to keep it in mind, because if they don't, it's going to fade away.
"They say old soldiers never die, they just fade away, and that's what's going to happen to the whole thing, so we've got to keep it going for the sake of those men and women who sacrificed and suffered."
After the service, one of those old soldiers received a special gift, a tin of homemade Anzac biscuits from Heidi and Alex, according to the label.
"Now, watch you don't break your teeth on them," his mate said.
"That's ok, I don't have any left," the soldier chortled.
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