New National Service memorial fountain dedicated
Thousands of former National Servicemen and their families came together in Canberra last week to take part in the official dedication by the Governor- General on 8 September of their new memorial fountain located in the Eastern Precinct of the Australian War Memorial.
Beneath sunny skies old mates gathered together to laugh and shed a few tears, swap yarns and remember absent friends in what was one of the largest reunions of former 'Nashos' .
The memorial fountain features a sandstone plinth (matching the colour of the Australian War Memorial itself) which symbolises the Army; the reflection of the sky in the black polished granite represents the Royal Australian Air Force and the water in the bronze bowl represents the Royal Australian Navy.
Designed by Richard Johnson, of Johnson Pilton Walker (who are redesigning the Opera Theatre at the world heritage listed Sydney Opera House) the memorial fountain uses recycled water and is drought resistant.
Click here for photos from the day.