War has been the ultimate cause of many more deaths than those that occur during the conflict itself. Veterans who die after a war or conflict may be officially commemorated, just as their mates who died during a war or conflict are commemorated, as long as they meet certain criteria.
Veterans at the opening of the ACT Garden of Remembrance in 2005
Men of 2/14th Battalion, AIF sharpening their bayonets during the Kokoda Campaign, August 1942 [ AWM 026261]
Veterans visit the Queensland Garden of Remembrance
VVCS – Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service, a service founded by Vietnam veterans 1800 011 046