Services

Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the commemorative services held at the Shrine of Remembrance.

  • Battle of Crete and Greece Commemorative Council 2021

    22 May 2021, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

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    This day includes a march up the Shrine Forecourt and a wreath laying service in remembrance of the men and women from Australia and Greece that fought and fell in the Battle of Crete in May 1941.

  • Boer War Commemoration 2021

    30 May 2021, 12:30pm

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

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    TBA

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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 2021

    30 May 2021, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    The American Ex-Servicemen Association service takes place on the nearest Sunday to Memorial Day, an American holiday to remember those who have died in military service. The Association promotes the welfare of American ex-servicemen and women in Australia. 

  • Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service 2021

    31 May 2021, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

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    TBA

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    The Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service commemorates the Aboriginal service and sacrifice in the Australian Forces in every major conflict from the Boer War to the present.

  • Normandy Veterans Association with Glen Waverley Secondary College 2021

    6 June 2021, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

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    TBA

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    This annual service commemorates the Allied landings in Normandy, France on 6 June 1944, better known as 'D-Day'. This remains the largest amphibious landing in history, involving almost 200,00 men 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 respect 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. 

    The Normandy Veterans Association will be supported by students and staff of Glen Waverley Secondary College, as participants in the Shrine's Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation program. This partnership fosters relationships and enables schools to carry on the legacy of their chosen Association. 

  • Bomber Command Association 2021

    6 June 2021, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Western Gallery

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    TBA

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    Founded in 1997 the Association membership is open to all with an interest in Bomber Command, in support of veterans and families who ensure that the service and sacrifice of Bomber Command is acknowledged and never forgotten. bombercommand.org.au/

    Bomber Command was the Royal Air Force's wing that controlled all bomber forces from 1936 to 1968, with notable responsibility for the bombing of Germany in the Second World War and for carrying the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent in the 1960s via the V Bombers.