Ceremonies

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

  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - January 2017

    25 January 2017, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr. Peter Whitelaw
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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    In the month of January, we commemorate the events as follows:
    • 9 January 1917 – Light Horse captures Rafa
    The Allies, led by the ANZAC Mounted Division, take the Turkish outpost of Rafa on the Egypt-Palestine border. Together with the earlier capture of Magdhaba this action provides the Allies a secure base for their advance into Palestine.

    • 3-5 January 1941 – Battle of Bardia
    The attack and capture of the Italian held city of Bardia, Libya marked the beginning of Australia's first major ground campaign of the Second World War.

    • 9 January 1966 – Operation Crimp, Vietnam
    1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment is involved in heavy fighting in Viet Cong tunnels during Operation Crimp.

  • Australia Day Salute 2017

    26 January 2017, 12:00pm

    Artillery Salute on the Forecourt.

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    Australia Day has evolved from a small commemorative New South Wales holiday into a major national celebration. Australia Day is the most inclusive celebration of a national day in Australia, expressing the national diversity which has become such an important part of the Australian national character. Australia Day celebrates diversity and tolerance in Australian society. It is commemorated on this day each year with a 21-gun salute fired from the Shrine's Lower Forecourt by the Royal Australian Artillery. The Salute occurs on Australia Day each year.

    Note: The salute is extremely loud and it is recommended visitors with small children or pets maintain an appropriate distance from the guns.

  • Order of Australia Association 2017

    26 January 2017, 4:30pm

    Wreath Laying and Flag Lowering Service on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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  • Australia Day Council 2017

    29 January 2017, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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

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    This service is held on the Sunday closest to Australia Day.

  • Australian Defence Force Academy Service 2017

    30 January 2017, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

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

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  • RAN Recruits February 2017

    5 February 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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