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Save Our Diggers

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Leases are expiring on our WW1 and WW2 Diggers' graves and those graves will be reused if families don’t know about their expiry and/or cannot afford to renew leases. We need urgent action to prevent the graves from being reused. This affects soldiers who survived the war and returned home and later died from injuries unrelated to their military service, all others are protected by the Office of Australian War Graves.

All Australians whose grave or niche has an expired lease which has not been renewed after two years can have their site reused. This involves the 'lift and deepen' process whereby the human remains are excavated, placed in an ossuary, reburied deeper in the grave and a new burial is placed on top leaving no record of the earlier burial.

We need the support of as many people as possible to show the Government that we don't want Diggers graves being reused in Australia. Saving Diggers graves is saving our heritage, culture and history, most of all showing respect to those that went before us. These men and women put their lives on the line to protect our country many do not have any surviving family members so in turn no voice or means to be saved. We can not allow this to occur. We must protect them as they did us selflessly.

These graves are our history when they are gone a part of our history goes with them. Don't let this happen, they need your voice!

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I am a 14 year old girl who has been extremely saddened by the events in South Australia. My mission is to protect all Diggers graves in any country. My family served and I would like to serve in the future. Take your hats off and show a final salute the these brave servicemen & women

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