It is human nature to feel the need to recognise the profound losses and achievements of war.
War memorials fill this need and invite us—challenge us—to remember and learn.
It is not only for ourselves that we have erected this visible remembrance of great deeds, but rather that those who come after us and have not experienced the horrors of war, or realised the wanton destruction and utter futility of it all, may be inspired to devise some better means to settle international disputes other than by international slaughter.His Excellency, the Governor Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven, at the unveiling of the SA National War Memorial, 25 April 1931.
Diggers standing near the 'Courage' pillar at the dedication of the Isurava Memorial, August 2002, PNG.
Peace vessel by Peter Rushforth & view from the contemplation deck at Hellfire Pass Memorial, Thailand.
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