Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Anzac Bridge, Anzac Memorial, Anzac Day

The Anzac Memorial stands at the western approach of the Anzac Bridge at Rozelle. The bronze sculpture of an Australian ANZAC soldier was unveiled on ANZAC Day in 2000 faces west in the "rest on arms reverse" drill position holding a Lee-Enfield rifle. A sculpture of a New Zealand ANZAC soldier facing east was added to a plinth on the opposite side of the road in 2008. Both statues were created by Alan Somerville, with sand collected from Ari Burnu beach in Gallipolli, Turkey placed underneath. Today is ANZAC Day, which marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War in 1915.

12 comments:

  1. Perfect time to display this monument. Thank you.

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  2. Lovely tribute to these brave boys. Interesting that the sand was collected from the site.

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  3. Wonderful way to honor the 'troops' ~ thanks for the background info too ~

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

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  4. nice Jim, hope it's been nice weather over there for Anzac day.

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  5. This is a wonderful photo of the statue and the blue sky behind it is so nice to see!

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  6. ...I hope that we all can find peace on this special day. Thanks Jim for sharing today.

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  7. Just seen another post remembering the boys....this is a nice one.

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