Saturday, January 13, 2007

ANZAC Square

ANZAC Square, which is dedicated to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) is located between Ann Street and Adelaide Street. This view is across the road on the Adelaide Street side of the park. The square features a park area with various memorial statues, along with the Shrine of Remembrance which holds the Eternal Flame. The ANZAC Square War Memorial is also located here.

ANZAC Square is dedicated to Australia's military heritage. In most cities around Australia you will find significant parks, shrines and memorials of this nature. At present the Square is undergoing some refurbishment, in particular with the memorial ponds at the Ann Street side of the park. The Park also holds some unique flora in the form of the Bribie Island Pine Bottle trees.

Although I've never served, I respect what the ANZAC represents, and in particular the statement "Lest We Forget". To me, this means that we should never wish to make war, lest we forget the sacrifice of those who have gone before. War is a terrible thing, often fought by those with little relation to the leaders who engage the conflict in the first place. Personally, I'd fight to preserve my children, and the freedoms which we have in this country, one of the luckiest of all. But I'd do this only after all other forms of democracy had failed.

Cheers, I Love Brisbane, Wes.

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1 comment:

Cheeky said...

Bravo! I completely agree....and you know I come from a family of those that served. My Grand-dad, my Dad and the Hubs!