Mothers’ violet tribute lives on at Toowoomba’s war memorial

The emotive story behind the Garden City’s floral emblem, the sweet violet, will resonate just as strongly as recollections of sacrifice, bravery and mateship this Anzac Day for Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio.

Mayor Antonio said anyone attending a service at Toowoomba’s Mothers’ Memorial in the coming week, or at any time, might wish to reflect on the story behind its existence.

“Anzac Day is an important time to pause and pay respects to all servicemen and women, especially following the covid-enforced cancellations of 2020,” Mayor Antonio, pictured, said.

“I’m particularly drawn to the tale of one of our richest traditions.

“The magnificent Mothers’ Memorial was built on the mothers’ love for their sons and relatives who did not return from World War One.

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