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... several kilometres away. It is as if the War Memorial serves as a challenge to contemporary politicians to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors thereby giving meaning to the sacrifice of all soldiers who have died in past conflicts.
As yet another Remembrance Sunday approaches, all we can say is that the world is still in a hell of a mess.
*The Roll of Honours are central to the Memorial Garden. Two long walls ...
... salad rolls that Sarah had prepared earlier that day. Very yummy, thank you Sarah. I wish I had taken a pic. :)
Not long after remarking that we seemed to be the only people on the trail (given that we were walking very slowly and taking our time), two other women appeared at the hut while we were having lunch. After a friendly hello they continued along the track and Sarah and I check out the hut ...
... knowing that there would be some kind of
long term reward that would come from the day.
The beginning of the day went very smoothly as all students
were up and ready to go ahead of time and we were heading towards the snow
before us adults could finish our first cup of coffee (ok, so this part may not
Upon our arrival to the ski tube, everyone shuffled their
way through the lines to get into ...
... but students were able to see exhibits from World War Two, Korea, Vietnam, Peacekeeping, Afghanistan and Iraq to name a few.
We were also lucky enough to be able to lay a wreath during the closing ceremony of the Memorial. Jacinta and Callum represented the College and laid a wreath at the closing ceremony. Each afternoon the memorial is closed with a ceremony where they honour one of the people listed on the walls of the Memorial. On Sunday they were reading ...
... walking distance of each other... After a morning run and getting a little bit lost we started our day... We went to the national Museum of Australia and then took a guided us store of Canberra... We saw the Arboretum and many other sites in ...