Image courtesy of David Grant, John Brown Photography.
Every year, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we pause to remember those men and women who have died or suffered in all wars and peacekeeping operations.
The Service: from 10.30am
Join us for the Victorian State Remembrance Day Ceremony, attended by the Governor of Victoria. One minute of silence will be observed at 11am. The Royal Australian Navy Band will perform and there will be an RAAF flyover. Schools are encouraged to attend and student representatives will be invited to lay wreaths after the Governor’s address and formal wreath layings are complete.
Ray of Light: 11.50am – 12.10pm
All are invited to visit the Sanctuary to witness the sun pass across the Stone of Remembrance, landing on the word ‘LOVE’ at 12 noon. Remembrance Ceremonies, featuring a simulation of the Ray of Light, will take place in the Sanctuary every half an hour from 12.30pm, with the last ceremony held at 4.30pm. The Flag Ceremony and Last Post is conducted on the Shrine WWII Forecourt at 5.00pm.
Galleries of Remembrance: 12.30pm – 7.00pm
The Galleries of Remembrance will be dedicated on this day, which also marks the 80th anniversary of the dedication of the Shrine of Remembrance. As this is the highly anticipated opening of the Galleries of Remembrance, visitors may encounter delays. Access will be via the Visitors Centre Entry Courtyard only.
Field of Poppies
Pay your respects by planting a personalised poppy in the Shrine’s Field of Poppies. Available from the Shrine of Remembrance shop – $3ea for pick up, $4ea for mail delivery. Call 03 9661 8100 to place your order. Share a photo of your poppy online #fieldofpoppies
Victorian Primary Schools Poster Competition
Congratulations to Angus Grant from Lloyd Street Primary School who is the 2013 winner. Angus' design was used to promote Remembrance Day 2014.