Update; A very Happy Birthday to Lee
Remembrance Day November 11th 2006
Ariel view of Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance, looking toward
the city centre
Front view of the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance.
This post has been written about the Melbourne Shrine as it was the place I learned about our wartime involvement as a youngster growing up in suburban Melbourne
It was built between July 1928 and November 1934 in remembrance of those 114 000 men and women of Victoria who served, and those who died, in the Great War of 1914-1918.
The Shrine and its landscape are a striking and moving tribute to those who fought in both world wars and subsequent conflicts. It was designed by Hudson and Wardrop
A broad ceremonial approach lined with
The trees are a mixture of Australian and exotic species, evergreen and deciduous. Most carry commemorative plaques representing units of the Army, Airforce, Navy, Women’s Services, and Commonwealth and Allied countries.
The first such memorial tree was a beech from
The Gallipoli Memorial stands in the shade of the lone pine. The nearby
At on the eleventh day of the eleventh month a shaft of light from a skylight high in the shrine hits an altar with a wreath upon it, as a trumpet sounds the Last Post, and the Nation comes to a halt for two minutes of silence and remembrance.
made up the Allied Forces... Lest We Forget.