Avenue of Honourby Chris' Landscape Images & Designs Austra
Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.
ABOUT THE ART
The Avenue of Honour is the term given to a memorial avenue of trees and/or a Arch; with each tree symbolising a person.
The tradition, which originated in the Goldfields region of Victoria, is an important part of Australian culture.
Most avenues are in remembrance of those who fought or died war, particularly the Great War - World War I (1914-1918), from the town in which the avenue was planted. Since soldiers were grouped by the place they were recruited, a military defeat often meant all of the men of eligible age from the town were killed in the same battle. Many of the avenue's trees include metal plaques naming the victims.
Honour, Respect, Fallen Soldiers, Memorial, Tradition, Trees, Plaques, Victims, Australia.