HORSHAM Historical Society has called on community groups and schools to register honour boards commemorating Wimmera veterans.
Treasurer Jim Heard said creating a register would ensure the region's history was not forgotten.
"We owe a lot to the people who fought for us," he said.
"It is better to know where the boards are rather than just leaving them floating in the ether.
"There are a lot of names that people will know of, even though they don't know the people."
Mr Heard said the society would focus on honour boards for the First World War leading up to its centenary next year.
"The anniversary of the start of the First World War is next year and then it is the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli the year after, so it is an important time," he said.
"We would like to have it up and running by next year."
Mr Heard said the society already displayed honour boards from Horsham's Methodist and Presbyterian churches.
He said plaques about Wimmera businesses and prominent people might also be registered.
"This is our first base and if we get a good response we could move on to other types of plaques," he said.
"The registry will be on our computer database so if anyone is interested they can research it."
Mr Heard said people could call 53821569 to register an honour board or plaque.