Visit to the Australian War Memorial by HIH Prince Ermias of Ethiopia

22 June 2017

A private visit by His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia to commemorate the State Visit to Australia by His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I in 1968. The Australian War Memorial was included in the Emperors State visit where he laid a wreath to acknowledge the men and women of Australia who had served including in Ethiopia. HIH Prince Ermias laid his wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier as that section of the Memorial had not been developed at the time of the Emperors visit in 1968. The Unknown Australian Soldier represents all Australians who have been killed in war. Prince Ermias photographed with Dr. Brendan Nelson AO Director of the Australian War Memorial and Mrs. Josephine Stone AM Board Member AWM. Parliament House visible in the back ground across Lake Burley Griffin.

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