The Shrine of Remembrance is pleased to announce that Robert Winther has been awarded the annual Shrine of Remembrance Medal.
Robert was presented with the Medal at the Shrine Annual Dinner at Melbourne Town Hall on Tuesday 15 November 2016.
The medal recognises an individual or group for their contribution to the promotion of Victorian service and sacrifice in times of war and peacekeeping.
The recipient receives a bronze medallion, specially designed by renowned sculptor and medallist Michael Meszaros.
The high calibre of nominations for the Shrine Medal each year makes the selection of a recipient a difficult task and is testimony to the continued hard work which goes into increasing community knowledge and understanding of the service and sacrifice of Victorian men and women.
Other Shrine of Remembrance Medal finalists for 2016 were Donald Bergman, Max Chester and Rotary Club of Camberwell.
Further information about these outstanding finalists is available at www.shrine.org.au/remembrancemedal
Shrine of Remembrance Medal Recipient 2016
Robert is Veteran Liaison at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and has dedicated more than 50 years’ service to this role.
He has been the driving force of numerous projects at the hospital including The Anzac Memorial Chapel, The Remembrance Garden and the Jessie Mary Vasey Labyrinth.
Robert’s commitment to the veteran community is apparent in his long incumbency and the support he provides in ensuring veterans’ stories are accessible to current and future generations through tours for school and community groups.
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