Remembrance Driveway (Australia)
The Remembrance Driveway in
Australiais a system of arborealparks, 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 Emergencyand the Vietnam War, and who continue to serve around the world.
The Remembrance Driveway starts in
Macquarie Place, Sydney, and follows the 320km Hume Highwayand Federal Highway between Sydney, the state capitalof 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.
Victoria Crossrest areas and memorial parks sited along the Driveway honour the 24 Australian World War II and Vietnam War Victoria Cross winners.
* [http://www.remembrancedriveway.org.au/ Remembrance Driveway web site] with maps
* [http://www.remembrancedriveway.org.au/vccit.htm VC Citations]
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