What's On

  • Ceremony: Corvette Association/HMAS Armidale with Star of the Sea 2020

    Tuesday 1 December 2020, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    The Corvette Association and HMAS Armidale will be supported by students and staff of Star of the Sea, 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.

  • Ceremony: The Shrine Young Ambassador Wreath Laying Service 2020

    Saturday 5 December 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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  • Ceremony: Australian Intelligence Association (Victoria) 2020

    Sunday 6 December 2020, 10:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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  • Ceremony: American Ex-Servicemen's Association 2020

    Sunday 6 December 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    On 7 December 1941, Japan entered the Second World War by attacking the allied forces in the Pacific. The most infamous and deadly was a powerful air strike on the USA's Pacific Fleet, peacefully anchored in Hawaii's Pearl Harbour, with the aim of destroying the Fleet and thus the USA's ability to influence the War in the Pacific region. The other attacks were meant to serve as preludes to full-scale invasion and occupation. The strategy behind the attacks called for roughly simultaneous attacks on Malaya, Thailand, American-held Guam and Wake, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, and Hawaii. 

  • Ceremony: 29/46 Battalion Ex-Servicemen's Association 2020

    Sunday 6 December 2020, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The 29/46 Battalion Association holds its annual pilgrimage on the first Sunday in December each year. The service is held to commemorate the Battalion's first action on 5 December 1943 on the Huon Peninsula, New Guinea.

  • Ceremony: Armed Merchant Cruisers & Landing Ship Infantry Association of Victoria 2020

    Saturday 12 December 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Armed Merchant Cruiser & Landing Ship Infantry (AMC/LSI) Association of Victoria represents the veterans, descendants and serving members of HMA Ships Westralia, Kanimbla, Manoora and Assault.

    Their annual service is held on the Saturday prior to 15 December, which marks the first major landing operation by an Australian Landing Ship Infantry (HMAS Westralia in 1943) during the Second World War.