At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them

ANZAC Day Memorial Park Goondiwindi
Memorial Park Goondiwindi

The Ode always brings a tear to my eye. ANZAC Day is a solemn reminder of all the lives lost and impacted by war. This year it also commemorates the 80th anniversary of D-Day in WWII and Army women serving overseas.

As we travel Australia, we see war memorialised in avenues of trees, swimming pools, gates, arches, cenotaphs, crosses, gardens, hospitals – even roads and bridges. More often, we see cenotaphs, obelisks or a “digger” statue, like this one from Goondiwindi, Queensland.

On April 25, Australians gather around them, to remember all who have fought for our freedom. We also thank those serving our country today, working for peace.

Here’s a few of those communities and where you can camp nearby. Lest we forget.

Wynyard RSL Sub Branch displays ten Photographic Panels of Remembrance, created with hundreds of tiny images. We also checked out The Vault, and the spectacular drive to Table Cape Lighthouse

The Australian Army National Memorial is one of 13 memorials along Canberra’s Commemorative Way from the National War Memorial to Parliament House. Take a self guided walking tour

Dartmoor’s streetscape memorial in VIC shows the experiences and images of local war vets, and commemorates 60 local WWI servicemen and nurses. We camped in walking distance, and found more fairytale carvings …

As always, find nearby camping options in the CAMPS App and travel guides. Look out for more photos of the memorials on our socials.

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