Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson today said the large crowd in attendance at the Anzac Day National Ceremony speaks to our nation’s respect for those who serve and the families who love them.
At a cost of more than $20 billion in deployments since 1999, Australia has created 100,000 veterans. All have been changed by their service and a significant minority carry physical and psychological traumas.
For our Country, a new sculptural pavilion commemorating the military service and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, was unveiled today in the Sculpture Garden at the Australian War Memorial.
The Australian War Memorial, the University of Canberra, The Road Home, Thales Australia and the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, the Hon. Darren Chester MP encourage current and former Australian Defence Force personnel to enter the 2019 Napier Waller Art Prize, open from 29 April.
On behalf of the Council and staff, Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson has expressed his deep sadness at the passing today of pre-eminent historian, author, journalist and long-serving Memorial Council Member, Mr Les Carlyon AC.