Ceremonies

Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the commemorative events and ceremonies held at the Shrine of Remembrance.

  • RAN Recruits May 2017

    28 May 2017, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Chris Le Marshall

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  • Boer War Commemoration 2017

    28 May 2017, 12:30pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    To pay tribute to all Boer War Veterans that fought in our First War as a Nation 1899-1902. A Commemoration service will commence with a march up to the eternal flame by Boer War Veterans descendants, followed by a band, Creswick Light Horse, Boy Scouts, and Girl Guides. All Boer War descendant family members and anyone that has an interest are most welcome.

  • American Ex-Servicemen Association 2017

    28 May 2017, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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  • Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service 2017

    31 May 2017, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee (Chairman) Air Vice-Marshal Chris Spence AO (Retd)
    Shrine Trustee Colonel John Wertheimer AM RFD

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  • RAASC/RACT Association 2017

    CANCELLED

    Please note that this service has been cancelled, and has been incorporated into the Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service for May.

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    The Australian Army Service Corps (AASC) was formed shortly after Federation in and for the next 72 years would provide the Australian Army with unparalleled service. Awarded the title 'Royal' following the Second World War the RAASC served in all major Australian conflicts - First World War, Second World War, Korea, Malaya and Vietnam. An annual service is held on 31st May each year to mark the years of service provided by the RAACS and its members. This date was chosen to commemorate the disbanding of the Corps on 31st May 1973 and the handing over of its duties to the Royal Australian Corps of Transport (RACT) and Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps (RAAOC).

  • Normandy Veterans Association with Glen Waverley Secondary College 2017

    6 June 2017, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    Held annually on 6th June this service commemorates the Allied landings in Normandy, France on 6 June 1944, better known as 'D-Day'. The largest amphibious landing in history, almost 200,000 men were involved in the invasion on the first day alone and it is now considered to mark the true beginning of the liberation of Europe. The service also pays respects to those men who would fight in Normandy over the coming weeks as the Allies fought to break out of the beach head and push the Germans back.