“Lest we forget“

Borrowed from a line in a well-known poem written in the 19th century, the phrase ‘lest we forget’ means ‘it should not be forgotten’. We say or write ‘lest we forget’ in commemorations to remember always the service and sacrifice of people who have served in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

Observed on 25 April each year, ANZAC Day is a national remembrance in Australia & New Zealand honouring those who served and died in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations, recognizing their contribution and suffering.

The Shrine of Remembrance is a war memorial in Melbourne which was built to honour the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I, but now functions as a memorial to all Australians who have served in any war.

Inside the Shrine of Remembrance

Thanks to my sister and niece visiting Melbourne, I wouldn’t have thought to explore this building, but I’m glad I did. The view from the tower provides an amazing 360-degree perspective.

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