Remembrance Driveway (Australia)

The Remembrance Driveway in Australia is a system of arboreal parks, plantations, and road-side rest areas -- a living memorial dedicated to those who served in the Australian Defence Forces in World War II, the Korean War, Malayan Emergency and the Vietnam War, and who continue to serve around the world.

The Remembrance Driveway starts in Macquarie Place, Sydney, and follows the 320km Hume Highway and Federal Highway between Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales, and Canberra, the national capital, where it ends at Remembrance Park behind the Australian War Memorial.

The Remembrance Driveway was instituted in 1954 when Queen Elizabeth II planted a Plane tree in Macquarie Place.

The Victoria Cross rest areas and memorial parks sited along the Driveway honour the 24 Australian World War II and Vietnam War Victoria Cross winners.

External links

* [http://www.remembrancedriveway.org.au/ Remembrance Driveway web site] with maps
* [http://www.remembrancedriveway.org.au/vccit.htm VC Citations]


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