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Jeremy Hanson is concerned you don’t know what the ACT Memorial is

By Barcham - 8 May 2013 25

ACT Memorial

ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson is proposing that some “enhancements” be made to the ACT Memorial in the hopes that people will start recognising it as an actual “memorial” and not “that fancy glowing ball thing”.

This is probably a good call, as I honestly had no idea what that thing was before today. Nor did the Canberra Times or UN Women Australia who got into a little bit of trouble for sitting on the thing a few years back during a photo shoot.

“Unfortunately most Canberrans are unaware of the ACT Memorial, its significance, or of the website containing the database of names,” Mr Hanson said.

“One of the things we would like to see is the names of those Canberrans who are on the Australian War Memorial Honour Roll and Commemorative Roll inscribed on an ACT Honour Roll at the site of the ACT Memorial.

“An ACT Honour Roll would serve as recognition for the Canberrans who have served Australia on Defence operations overseas, and have fallen during their service. It would also come at an appropriate time as we are leading up to the Centenary of Anzac Commemorations.

“The memorial should be a place of significance not only for all residents of the ACT but also for the families of the people from this town that have served their country, and particularly those who are no longer with us,” Mr Hanson concluded.

Seemingly to demonstrate Hanson’s point about nobody knowing what that thing is I managed to waste a decent chunk of my morning taking a photo of the wrong war memorial when Johnboy sent me a message asking me if I could go grab a photo to accompany our story about the ACT War Memorial.

So here’s my photo, just so I don’t feel like I completely wasted the morning:

Oops

UPDATE: I went on my lunchbreak and got a proper photo! Well done me.

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25 Responses to
Jeremy Hanson is concerned you don’t know what the ACT Memorial is
johnboy 3:11 pm 08 May 13

Read the furnished materials is valid.

Keijidosha 3:11 pm 08 May 13

A_Cog said :

WHAT F$%#ING MANUAL?!?

Don’t stress, RTFM was used completely out of context. Personally I would have gone with “lurk moar”.

Here’s the link you need:
http://the-riotact.com/that-thing-youre-sitting-on-is-a-war-memorial/53527

Barcham 3:11 pm 08 May 13

I took a picture of the real thing!

A_Cog 2:17 pm 08 May 13

poptop said :

A_Cog said :

Not to go off topic too much, but who is the hottie sitting on the big ball?

lmgtfy

The circle is complete

OMFG FFS! Please explain it to me. I’m still not getting it. WHAT F$%#ING MANUAL?!?

poptop 1:51 pm 08 May 13

A_Cog said :

Not to go off topic too much, but who is the hottie sitting on the big ball?

lmgtfy

The circle is complete

A_Cog 1:24 pm 08 May 13

johnboy said :

RTFM

what manual?

Thumper 1:22 pm 08 May 13

That thing is a memorial?

To what? Caged tennis balls?

johnboy 1:16 pm 08 May 13

RTFM

A_Cog 1:14 pm 08 May 13

Not to go off topic too much, but who is the hottie sitting on the big ball?

DrKoresh 12:46 pm 08 May 13

Can we maybe make a new one? I kind of like that ball thing in Civic, it’s gonna be a total bummer once it gets engraved with the names of all our war-dead. It would make more sense to build a new one that’s respectful and actually serves as a memorial, rather than just appearing to be an interesting piece of public art.

johnboy 12:44 pm 08 May 13

*Sigh* that’s why I tasked Barcham with taking a photo.

deye 12:43 pm 08 May 13

The glass glowing ball thing kept getting broken and the glass has been replaced with something more substantial – rock by the quick glance I had the other day.

poetix 12:22 pm 08 May 13

devils_advocate said :

I totally support the enhancement in the little black dress.

wouldsmash/10

I’m sure she would find your elegant employment of a virgule quite irresistible.

And Bracham’s humour is unusually subtle today.

thebrownstreak69 12:22 pm 08 May 13

devils_advocate said :

I totally support the enhancement in the little black dress.

wouldsmash/10

Smily is good!

devils_advocate 11:58 am 08 May 13

I totally support the enhancement in the little black dress.

wouldsmash/10

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