T is for the Tomb
A soldier who dies in battle is usually buried in the country where the fighting occurs. Because the battles were so ferocious, after some battles there was no way of telling who some of the dead soldiers were. Imagine being buried so far from home, but without your name on the head stone. Imagine your family never knowing exactly where your grave was.
As a very special way of remembering these soldiers - and all soldiers who have died in wars - it was decided to bring one of the ‘unknown’ ANZACs back to Australia to be buried in the Australian War Memorial. Next time you visit Canberra, ask to be taken to the Australian War Memorial to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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