Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance

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Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance

 

The Shrine of Remembrance is in Kings Domain along St. Kilda Road in Melbourne.

It is among Australia’s largest war memorials.

The memorial was built to honor the people of Victoria who served during the First World War.

The memorial also serves to commemorate all the people of Australia who rendered service during

times of war. It is where Remembrance Day, on November 11, and ANZAC Day, on April 25, is

celebrated every year.

The Shrine was designed through the collaboration of World War I veterans, James Wardrop and

Phillip Hudson, and architects. The result was a classic influenced structure that carries some resemblance to the Parthenon in Athens and the Tomb of Mausolus at Halicarnassus.
The Tynong granite building had a space called the Sanctuary at the center of the Ambulatory.

The marble Stone of Remembrance, carrying the inscription, “Greater love hath no man”, is housed in the Sanctuary.

At 11:00am on November 11, Remembrance Day, of every year, a beam of sunlight enters

through an opening in the roof to shine on the word “Love” on the Stone of Remembrance.
The Crypt lies below the Sanctuary, and it holds within its walls a father and son statue made of bronze.

It also contains panels upon which are listed all the units of the Australian Imperial Force.

 
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