Do you know anyone who has served in recent conflicts? This memorial is for them.
The Garden of Remembrance memorial opened in 1985. It is a memorial to all who served in conflicts and peacekeeping missions since the Second World War. Countries where Australians served, are listed on the wall behind the waterfall. The pool, waterfall and plants are symbolic of the terrain of these conflicts. In 2010 the garden expanded to incorporate more plants. This meant special plants like the Vietnamese palms could feature.
Modern Veterans often felt disconnected from the main memorial areas of the Shrine that largely focus on the First and Second World Wars. Former Trustee Colonel George Mackenzie suggested a new memorial, surrounded by a garden. The design had to fit into the Reserve and not stand out. Recent conflict veterans find this is a place of peaceful reflection and commemoration. Each year the Shrine holds services at this memorial for veterans of these conflicts. Unlike other places on the Reserve, this is an evolving memorial.