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National War Memorial, Wellington, New Zealandby awe-inspired
For Veterans Day, this blog is featuring Art Deco war (and some peace) memorials from around the world. Enjoy even as you respect the world’s veterans. 
Striking shot of the WWI memorial in Wellington, NZ.
From the poster:

The National War Memorial in Wellington commemorates all New Zealanders  who gave their lives in the South African War, two World Wars, the  conflicts in Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam and on world-wide peace-keeping  operations. It also honours the servicemen and women who served in  those wars. The Memorial is actually two buildings from two different eras. The  art-deco Carillon tower opened on Anzac Day 1932, and the Hall of  Memories was completed in 1964. Interestingly, it was the same architects, Gummer & Ford and the  same builder, P Graham & Sons, who completed the project over a  thirty year period. The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior contains the remains of a New Zealand  soldier who died on the Western Front during World War I, but whose body  could not be identified. He was re-interred in his new Tomb on  Armistice Day, 11 November 2004. He is a symbol of remembrance for all  the New Zealanders who never made the journey home.

National War Memorial, Wellington, New Zealand
by awe-inspired

For Veterans Day, this blog is featuring Art Deco war (and some peace) memorials from around the world. Enjoy even as you respect the world’s veterans.

Striking shot of the WWI memorial in Wellington, NZ.

From the poster:

The National War Memorial in Wellington commemorates all New Zealanders who gave their lives in the South African War, two World Wars, the conflicts in Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam and on world-wide peace-keeping operations. It also honours the servicemen and women who served in those wars.

The Memorial is actually two buildings from two different eras. The art-deco Carillon tower opened on Anzac Day 1932, and the Hall of Memories was completed in 1964.

Interestingly, it was the same architects, Gummer & Ford and the same builder, P Graham & Sons, who completed the project over a thirty year period.

The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior contains the remains of a New Zealand soldier who died on the Western Front during World War I, but whose body could not be identified. He was re-interred in his new Tomb on Armistice Day, 11 November 2004. He is a symbol of remembrance for all the New Zealanders who never made the journey home.

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