Manly Warringah War Memorial Park
Manly Warringah War Memorial Park is of significance to descendants of servicemen and present day members of the Defence forces. The original memorial commemorated service personnel killed in the First and Second World Wars. It was rededicated to their memory as part of the 1995 ‘Australia Remembers’ celebrations. It was first officially used for ANZAC Day commemorations in 1997.
There are two sections of the memorial inside the park. The first is an unconventional, modern contemporary design with two standing columns and one column lying on the ground, and a sphere on a low plinth that reaches into the water.
A plaque on the sphere reads:
World Peace, forgiveness, Harmony, Trust, Co-peration, Caring, Understanding, Happiness
South east of this is a polished grey granite plaque set upon two unpolished lighter granite steps and a flagpole. Beneath the plaque, set into the top step, are the Navy, Army and Air Force emblems.
The inscription on the plaque reads:
This memorial is dedicated to all who gave their lives, served or are serving Australia in the armed forces, civil support services and those who strive for world peace.
Gavin Anderson Founding Chairman Manly Warringah Memorial Park Remembrance Trust. They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn at the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them, Lest we forget.