Culture, Defense ministers discuss project of ANZAC memorial on island of Lemnos

The creation of a monument at the island of Lemnos to commemorate Australian & New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who perished in the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I was discussed at an e-meeting held on Tuesday by the Ministries of Culture and Defense.

The proposal was reportedly put forth by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) of Australia, the government of which will fund the project.

Lemnos already features the Australians’ Monument at Mudros port and a pier built by Australian troops which has been officially named the “Australian Pier”.

Attending the e-meeting was Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and Defense Minister Alkiviadis Stefanis, among others.