State War Memorial, Perth

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Located on Mount Eliza and overlooking Perth Water, State War Memorial houses the Cenotaph, a well-known city landmark. Erected in honor of all Australian soldiers whose remains are buried elsewhere, the Cenotaph represents an "empty tomb." Anzac Day is a national holiday observed in April to honor Australians and New Zealanders who served in the military and died in wars and peacekeeping operations. On Anzac Day, a service is held at the memorial that attracts over 40,000 visitors. At this site, you can also visit the flame of remembrance and a pool of reflection, inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. Put State War Memorial on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Perth visit website.
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  • While we were at Kings Park, we saw the State War Memorial. It was very impressive and worth a look. 
    While we were at Kings Park, we saw the State War Memorial. It was very impressive and worth a look.  more »
  • The Western Australian State War Memorial is a tall obelisk overlooking the city of Perth. It has one of Kings Park's best views over the Swan River. The War Memorial honors those who served in... 
    The Western Australian State War Memorial is a tall obelisk overlooking the city of Perth. It has one of Kings Park's best views over the Swan River. The War Memorial honors those who served in...  more »
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  • A large and imposing war memorial. The ground level lists names from many conflicts. The Memorial itself is very imposing, located overlooking the Swan River to the east and south. Reflect upon the significance of the memorial while taking in the panoramic CBD views.
  • State War Memorial at Kings Park Visited on 25/5/2022 Visitors to the Kings Park will notice the 18m granite obelisk, with the Swan River in the background. The Returned and Services League (RSL) is the custodian of the memorial. I never feel comfortable to see lists of names of men and women who died in wars. What a waste of precious lives due to humans' irrational behaviour. While memorial like this reminds us of the cruelty of wars, humans do not learn any lesson at all: new wars and conflicts continue to take place, lives continue to perish. Lest we forget. The latest casualties include those who died in Afghanistan, Iraq, Fiji and Solomon Islands.

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