Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sandakan Memorial Park among the best

SANDAKAN: Australian Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Alan Griffin ranks the Sandakan Memorial Park as one of the very best among the memorials built to remember fallen Australian soldiers that he has visited.

“I have been to a lot of memorials around the world and this centre ranks one of the very best. I am very pleased with what I have seen here,” Griffin told reporters after his visit to the Sandakan Memorial Park in Taman Rimba yesterday.

Griffin said he had heard so much about the memorial park and wanted to come and see for himself to enable him to improve his understanding of what took place here.

“The local community here should be very proud as this first class memorial facility actually does give you an inkling of what people gone through back in the 1940s.

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