Ceremonies

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

  • Legacy Sunday 2016

    Sunday 28 August, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Trustee Wing Commander David Grierson OAM (Retd)
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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    This service initiates Legacy Week.

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - August 2016

    Sunday 28 August, 1:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Trustee Dr Michael Lawriwsky

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    This remembrance service is in memory of the Victorian servicemen and women who served overseas in World War I, either in units of the Australian Military Forces or in ships of the Royal Australian Navy. Their names are recorded forever in the books displayed in the ambulatory of this Shrine of Remembrance. They served in the Middle East, on the Gallipoli peninsula, in France and on the oceans of the world.

    89,000 Victorians served overseas.
    19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.

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  • National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association with Thomas Carr College

    Wednesday 31 August, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt.

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM

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  • Merchant Navy Day Plaque Dedication and Wreath Laying 2016

    Saturday 3 September, 1:30pm

    Plaque Dedication and Wreath Laying at Tree F35.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    The Merchant Navy is frequently referred to as The Fourth Service because without this civilian service no country can hope to win a war. This is the service that transports the troops, their equipment and vehicles, their water food, fuel and ammunition to where it is needed. This vital service helps win wars. The almost total loss of the Japanese merchant ships to submarines, mines and bombs substantially helped the Allies in their desperate struggle.

  • Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) Association 2016

    Sunday 4 September, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree E56

    Shrine Representative:
    Association Requests Nil Assistance

     

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    4 Sep - SASR Regimental Birthday.
    In 1964, the SAS Coy was expanded to a regiment. Each year the birthday is celebrated on 4 Sep. SASR is tasked to provide special operations capabilities in support of the Australian Defence Force. This includes providing unique capabilities to support sensitive strategic operations, special recovery operations, training assistance, special reconnaissance and precision strike and direct action.

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  • Battle for Australia 2016

    Wednesday 7 September, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt - all school students welcome.

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    A commemoration to honour the courage, sacrifice and service of Australians and their Allies who repulsed Japanese attacks on Australia, on the Kokoda Track, at Milne Bay, on the Coral Sea, and in other fiercely fought actions during the perilous days of the Pacific War.