“….for we are young and free – first line of our national anthem. We sing it often. We hear our children and grandchildren sing it. But how often do we pause to reflect on what it really means?” – Director, Dr Brendan Nelson.

Understanding who we are as Australians and where we have come from is critical to the continued development of our young nation.

For over a hundred years, Australia has been collecting the stories of Australians at war and on operations. We tell these stories at the Australian War Memorial.

The Memorial is a living, breathing record of our nation’s military history – a place where people are drawn to reflect on the past and gain a deeper understanding of military service.

Our ...For we are young and free campaign encourages visitors to reflect on the stories that helped shape our nation and explore what it means to be Australian. 

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