the eternal flame at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
A flame is widely accepted as a symbol of eternal life. An eternal flame at a war memorial symbolizes a nation’s perpetual gratitude towards, and remembrance of, its war dead.
The Eternal Flame is a sculptural feature of the Pool of Reflection in the courtyard of the Australian War Memorial. It is a perpetual reminder of the service and sacrifice of more than 100,000 Australians who have given their lives in war.