During my time here in Australia, I’ve realised how grateful and sentiment the Australians are, especially towards their soldiers and people who sacrificed for their country. ‘Anzac Day’, annually held on the 25th April 2016 is a day when Australians pay respect to those who have served and died in the war.
My friends and I headed down to the Shrine of Remembrance to understand the history behind the famous attraction. Built to commemorate those who served during the first world war, it also showcased the human qualities of Love, Honour, Brotherhood and Faith by the community during hard times of war. The atmosphere is serene and ambient, making it a perfect place for you and your friends to head down and have a picnic!
How do I get there?
Take the tram from Lincoln Square, straight until Stop 19.
What should I bring?
A camera! – to capture the amazing landscape of Melbourne.
What should I do?
If you’re keen in learning about the history of the World War, you should enter the Shrine of Remembrance because there is a vast range of interesting stories about war heroes. An intriguing part of the memorial is the sunken marble positioned under the window. A bible inscription which reads “Greater Love Hath No Man” is engraved on the marble stone and it is such that on the November 11th at 11 o’clock (the time of armistice) a ray of light will fall on the word ‘Love’. An immense range of discoveries can be found around the Shrine, and to your benefit, there is a visitor centre which can help you through during your visit.
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