New Memorial honours 212 National Servicemen who died on active service & Commemorates the 287,000 called up between 1951 and 1972

THE NATIONAL SERVICE MEMORIAL AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL IN CANBERRA WILL BE DEDICATED ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010.

The National Council of the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia Incorporated and the Council of the Australian War Memorial have approved a fountain set in its own precinct on the Eastern side of the main entrance to the Australian War Memorial. Work began just after ANZAC Day 2009 and will be completed before ANZAC Day 2010. The Memorial honours the 212 National Servicemen who died on active service—two in Borneo and 210 in Vietnam—and commemorates the 287,000 young men called up in two schemes between 1951 and 1972 for service in the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force.

Latest information: The National Servicemen’s Association

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