Sunday, July 13, 2008

Shrine of Remembrance

Victoria's memorial to the men and women how have served Australia in armed conflicts and peacekeeping operations throughout the nation's history. Built between 1928 - 1934, the Shrine was designed by returned veterans Hudson & Wradrop. Their design, inspired by one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - the tomb of King Mausolus at Halicarnassus - was chosen from 83 competition entries. Originally built to honor the 114,000 Victorians who served in the First World War, the Shrine now commemorates all Victorians who have served in war or peacekeeping. The Eternal Flame, Cenotaph and Forecourt from the Second World War Memorial and the Remembrance Garden honors post 1945 service.

To honor, to remember, to captivate the memories of those who paid the supreme sacrifice for the nation, and all those who served.

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