REMEMBERING THE FALLEN: People pay their respects to fallen truck drivers at the Australian Truck Drivers Memorial in Tarcutta on Saturday. Picture: Laura Hardwick
More than 1500 people braved driving rain in Tarcutta on Saturday to pay their respects to those who have lost their lives behind the wheel of a truck.
They gathered for the 22ndAustralian Truck Drivers Memorial –a day that holds as much meaning for drivers as Anzac Day does for soldiers according to the organisation’s chair, Doug McMillan.
“It’s a pretty sacred deal … if we lose a truck driver, it’s like Australia losing a soldier,” he said.
“The transport industry’s a funny bunch, but they do get along and that’s why the (memorial) wall’s there.”
Despite the inclement weather, the service had to go on, Mr McMillan said, though the rainy conditions didn’t appear to deter many people from paying their respects on Saturday.
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