ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson will tomorrow move a motion that will propose enhancements to the ACT Memorial. Mr Hanson said today the memorial, which is located opposite Civic Square on London Circuit, should be more clearly recognised as a place for commemorating the sacrifice made by local Canberrans.
“Unfortunately most Canberrans are unaware of the ACT Memorial, its significance, or of the website containing the database of names,” Mr Hanson said.
“It is important for all Australians to have a special place of national remembrance to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and the nation’s capital should be no different.
“One of the things we would like to see is the names of those Canberrans who are on the Australian War Memorial Honour Roll and Commemorative Roll inscribed on an ACT Honour Roll at the site of the ACT Memorial.
“An ACT Honour Roll would serve as recognition for the Canberrans who have served Australia on Defence operations overseas, and have fallen during their service. It would also come at an appropriate time as we are leading up to the Centenary of Anzac Commemorations.
“The memorial should be a place of significance not only for all residents of the ACT but also for the families of the people from this town that have served their country, and particularly those who are no longer with us,” Mr Hanson concluded.