Today a U.S. Memorial was unveiled at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington by U.S Ambassador Scott Brown, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Randall Schriver, and NZ Minister of Defence, Hon Ron Mark. “This memorial honours our shared history, the values we share, and our ongoing commitment to making our world a better place...” - U.S. Ambassador Scott Brown
The U.S. Memorial unveiled today at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park cements the long-standing relationship between the United States and New Zealand. “This memorial will be a constant reminder of our shared heritage,” Tamsin Evans, Ministry for Culture and Heritage Manatū Taonga.
The words on the tablet are taken from a radio address delivered on Anzac Day 1943, by then U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox, and reads: "Together, in our strength, we shall keep that ocean – Pacific!..As we are comrades in battle, so we shall be partners in victory. I salute the lands of the ANZACs as our companions in the peace that will follow, comrades and partners as an example to all the world of what can be accomplished by a fraternity of free men." For background information and the press release, click the link in the bio.. #USMemorialNZ#USNavy #AmbScottBrown @usnavy @princetonarchitecture @deptofdefense @usabmc @statedept @uspacificfleet