Canberra Dedication

The National Service Memorial at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra was dedicated on Wednesday,
September 8, 2010.

The site of our Memorial is a centrepiece in the Eastern Courtyard,  which form part of the redeveloped Eastern Precinct.

The design of the Memorial was approved by the Council and unanimously by the members of the National Servicemen's Association Australia-wide.

The memorial was designed by Johnson Pilton Walker and built by Waterforms International Pty Ltd and
P B S Building (ACT) Pty Ltd.

The memorial honours the memory of those National Servicemen who died between 1951 and 1972.

The sandstone plinth matches the walls of Australian War Memorial and symbolises the earth and
Army; the water in the bronze bowl symbolises the Navy; and sky reflected in the polished black
granite slab symbolises the Air Force.  The Memorial bears in bronze the tri-service badge of the
Anniversary of National Service Medal 1951-1972 also the badges of the three services.

Use the following links to view photos of this event.

Parlimentary Reception

Canberra Dedication

The March