Friday, September 17, 2010

Perth 2010 DAY 2: Kings Park Part 3 - State War Memorial

One of the main landmarks in Kings Park which is also easily spotted is the State War Memorial
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The memorial was erected in memory of all the Australian servicemen and women who had perished in honour of the country in various wars and battles; including the WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Boer, etc.

There are four sections which made up the State War Memorial:
1. Cenotaph
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This housed the list of names of all the brave young men and women from Western Australia who had partaken and died in the wars mentioned above.
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2. The Court of Contemplation
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3. The Flame of Remembrance
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4. Pool of Reflection
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Both the Flame of Remembrance and the Pool Reflection were officially launched and inaugurated by the Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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This is a solemn place for us to remember those who lost their lives and to pay our last respects and prayers for their courage.
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The place is also surrounded by the lush greenery overlooking the magnificent view of the city and the Swan River, as it is located on the Mount Eliza grounds.
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To be continued...

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